Black-capped siskin

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Black-Capped Siskin
Carduelis atriceps 1902.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Carduelis
Species: C. atriceps
Binomial name
Carduelis atriceps
(Salvin, 1863)
Synonyms

Spinus atriceps

The Black-Capped Siskin (Carduelis atriceps) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Guatemala and Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Phylogeny[edit]

It has been obtained by Antonio Arnaiz-Villena et al.[2][3][4]

Carduelis atriceps

Identification[edit]

Spinus/Carduelis atriceps has been defined as a gray wash with a black cap finch.[5] However, other green morphs have been also identified with Spinus atriceps, but they apparently are Spinus/Carduelis pinus green morphs.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Carduelis atriceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Zamora, J; Moscoso J; Ruiz-del-Valle V; Ernesto L; Serrano-Vela JI; Ira-Cachafeiro J; Arnaiz-Villena A (2006). "Conjoint mitochondrial phylogenetic trees for canaries Serinus spp. and goldfinches Carduelis spp. show several specific polytomies". Ardeola. 53(1): 1–17. 
  3. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; Ruiz-del-Valle V; Moscoso J; Serrano-Vela JI; Zamora J (2007). "mtDNA phylogeny of North American Carduelis pinus group". Ardeola. 54(1): 1–14. 
  4. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; Gómez-Prieto P; Ruiz-de-Valle V (2009). "Phylogeography of finches and sparrows". Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 978-1-60741-844--3. 
  5. ^ a b Arnaiz-Villena, A; Areces C, Rey D, Enríquez-de-Salamanca M, Alonso-Rubio J and Ruiz-del-Valle V (2012). "Three Different North American Siskin/Goldfinch Evolutionary Radia-tions (Genus Carduelis): Pine Siskin Green Morphs and European Siskins in America". The Open Ornithology Journal 5: 73–81. doi:10.2174/1874453201205010073.