pine siskin


: a North American finch (Carduelis pinus of the family Fringillidae) with streaked plumage

Examples of pine siskin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Irruptions also occur periodically with other northern bird species, including the red crossbill, common redpoll, hoary redpoll, evening grosbeak and pine siskin. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 22 Nov. 2022 Connecticut warblers in Sharon, Squantum Point Park in Squantum, the Cornelia & Richardson White Woodsin Cohasset, a mourning warbler in Sharon, and an early pine siskin at Moose Hill Sanctuary in Sharon in Sharon., 17 Sep. 2022 This has led to population booms in evening grosbeak, purple finch, and to a lesser extent, pine siskin and other finches, the authors said. Star Tribune, 22 Dec. 2020 Being seen are representatives from eight finch species: pine siskin, common redpoll, hoary redpoll, purple finch, pine grosbeak, evening grosbeak, red crossbill, and white-winged crossbill, plus red-breasted nuthatch. Star Tribune, 22 Dec. 2020 For lesser gold finch, American gold finch and pine siskin, use Nyjer seed in a screen feeder. Tom Stienstra,, 10 June 2019 Sometimes pine siskins can stage a full-fledged invasion, dominating the feeder activity as large flocks of dozens of birds show up all at once. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, 11 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pine siskin was in 1887

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“Pine siskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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