red siskin


Definition of red siskin

: a finch (Carduelis cucullata of the family Fringillidae) of northern South America that is scarlet with black head, wings, and tail

Examples of red siskin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Initiative is working to help coffee farmers in siskin environments to participate in the Smithsonian’s highly successful Bird Friendly certification project, as well as producing a red siskin chocolate bar made from bird-friendly cacao. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Apr. 2020 Rodriguez-Clark hopes that if the situation improves, Venezuelans will get behind reintroduction efforts and conservation of red siskin habitat, which will help a number of other vulnerable species as well. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Apr. 2020 Despite the current crisis, red siskins are a culturally important bird in Venezuela, where they are called cardenalitos. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of red siskin

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Red siskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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