They breed in the summer in Alaska, all across Canada, south to the northeastern U.S. and Rockies into central Mexico and Guatemala. They spend the winter in southern Canada.
They are found in coniferous forests, thickets and shrubby fields.
They have mottled brown streaks all over with yellow patches at the base of tail and on their wings. They have a thin, sharp beak and a notched tail.
They visit feeders in the winter.
They eat small seeds, tree buds, insects, and spiders.
They make a shallow nest of twigs, grass, leaves, bark strips, and lichens. They line it with fur, feathers, grass, and moss. The female lays 3 - 4 pale greenish blue eggs with brown speckles.
Species: C. pinus
When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).
When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.
Amsel, Sheri. "Pine Siskin" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2023. May 28, 2023
< http://exploringnature.org/db/view/Pine-Siskin >