A paper cutout of a photograph of a Pine Siskin bird in a sunny evergreen tree. Most of the branches are out of focus which draws attention to the cutout of the bird,which is in focus, in the back of the photo.
"Pine Siskin" in evergreen tree

Pine Siskin

  • Scientific: Spinus pinus
  • Spanish: Jilguero de Los Pinos
  • French: Tarin des pins
  • Family: Finches
  • Bird Code: PISI

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Open coniferous or mixed forests with pines, hemlocks, alders and birches which provide seeds and buds for food.


Common year-round resident across southern Canada, and in the northern U.S. plus scattered areas in the west down to Mexico. Winters across most of the U.S. and breeds across northern Canada.

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Did you know?

During the cold of winter, Pine Siskins can store seeds (up to 10% of their body weight) in a part of their esophagus called the crop. This is critical to survival as that stored food can help them make it through several days or nights of sub-zero temperatures.