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    Pine Siskin Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Pine Siskins are very small songbirds with sharp, pointed bills and short, notched tails. Their uniquely shaped bill is more slender than that of most finches. In flight, look for their forked tails and pointed wingtips.

      Relative Size

      Slightly smaller than an American Goldfinch

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 4.3-5.5 in (11-14 cm)
        • Weight: 0.4-0.6 oz (12-18 g)
        • Wingspan: 7.1-8.7 in (18-22 cm)