Male black-capped siskin (Carduelis atriceps).

Black-capped siskin (Carduelis atriceps)
Male black-capped siskin (Carduelis atriceps).
Species: Black-capped Siskin   Spinus atriceps
Author: Borja Mila
Friday, May 18, 2001
Added to IBC: 19 Aug 2012 - 19:30
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Altitude (m): 
3392 meters


Scientific name will soon change to Spinus atriceps. There has been some confusion regarding the plumage color of this species, with some field guides showing what are probably hybrids between S. pinus and S. atriceps (gray with dark crown), rather than pure atriceps, which are entirely green.


Borja Mila, IBC1005665. Accessible at

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Borja Mila, IBC1005665. Photo of Black-capped Siskin Spinus atriceps at Cul Chemal, Guatemala. Accessible at

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