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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Heavily Trafficked Songbirds Have a Path Back to Resiliency," 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, "Heavily Trafficked Songbirds a Victim of Venezuelan Collapse," 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of red siskin

1948, in the meaning defined above

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13 Aug 2020

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“Red siskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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