Redpoll (male and female), Pine Siskin

3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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No. 30 Redpoll Length 5 1/4 inches The little Redpoll is an irregular winter visitor to the more northerly portions of the United States. Sometimes it comes in flocks when driven southward by unusual cold or lack of food. It closely resembles the Goldfinch in its general habits. The nest is in a low tree or grass tuft, and is of moss and grass lined with hair, feathers, or other soft material. The eggs are from four to six, white, tinged with bluish-green and spotted with reddish-brown. Classification: Order Passeres. Family Fringilidae. Scientific name: Acanthus linaria. Range: Breeds in extreme northern portions of North America, and winters south to northern United States. No. 30a Pine Siskin Length 5 inches Like the Redpoll, the Pine Siskin is one of those widely distributed birds whose movements depend, to a great extent, upon the weather and the food supply. Some years it is absent from much of the region south of its breeding range, again it is abundant. The nest is in coniferous trees, and is made of rootlets and grasses lined with pine needles and hair. The eggs are from three to four, greenish-white and speckled with reddish-brown. Classification: Order Passeres. Family Fringillidae. Scientific name: Spinus pinus. Range: Throughout North America, breeding northward from northern boundary of United States and southward in mountain ranges. Winters throughout United States

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