Black-capped siskin

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Black-capped siskin
Carduelis atriceps 1902.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Spinus
Species: S. atriceps
Binomial name
Spinus atriceps
(Salvin, 1863)

Carduelis atriceps

The black-capped siskin (Spinus 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.


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

Carduelis atriceps


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]


  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" (PDF). 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" (PDF). 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; 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" (PDF). The Open Ornithology Journal. 5: 73–81. doi:10.2174/1874453201205010073. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 September 2013.