Scientific name: Carduelis spinus
Nature Stars: 50
About: A relatively common, small finch of conifer woodlands. In the winter they gather in groups with redpolls and feed in birch and alder woodland. About 12cm long. Siskins are small, streaky green and grey finches, with yellow wing bars: males have a black ca
How to identify: A small, streaky green finch with yellow bars on black wings. The male has a bright yellow chest and face, with a black chin and black cap.
Fantastic fact: The best way of attracting Siskins into your garden is with nyger seed in a special feeder. This is also a favourite food for Goldfinches and Redpolls.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc