pine siskin

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pine siskin

n.
A North American finch (Spinus pinus) having streaked, brownish plumage. Also called pine finch.
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pine′ sis`kin


n.
a small North American finch, Carduelis pinus, of coniferous forests, having yellow markings on the wings and tail.
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Noun1.pine siskin - small finch of North American coniferous forestspine siskin - small finch of North American coniferous forests
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
genus Spinus, Spinus - in some classifications considered a subgenus of Carduelis: siskins and New World goldfinches
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In Canada in 2005, isolates were obtained from feces of clinically healthy redpolls and pine siskins (Carduelis pinus) trapped on Prince Edward Island.
Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus): Small, dark, heavily streaked finch with a deeply notched tail.