(aka Siskin Carduelis spinus)
The first photo shows a female Siskin with her grey-green crown, streaked flanks and short, notched tail.
The second photo shows a male Siskin with his black crown, unstreaked yellowish breast but heavily streaked lower flanks.
Both sexes have dark wings with a yellow wing-bar and distinctive yellowish edges to the wing feathers.
|The third photo shows a Siskin in a characteristic acrobatic pose as it feeds on an alder which, along with birch trees, provide a main source of food in the winter. It breeds, however, in coniferous as well as mixed forest and the re-afforestation of Britain has been of benefit to the Siskin.|
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