Black Siskin (Carduelis atrata) - HBW 15, p. 555
French: Chardonneret noir
Spanish: Jilguero Negro
Taxonomy: Carduelis atratus d'Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837, La Paz, Bolivia.
Has recently been proposed that this species be placed in genus Spinus or Sporagra, and revision may be justifiable as phylogenetic analysis indicates that South American siskins are only distantly related to the two Holarctic species (C. spinus and C. pinus), but comprehensive review of all species currently included within present genus is required in order to determine true relationships. Monotypic.
Distribution: CS Peru S in Andes to N Chile and NW Argentina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A female feeding in a polylepis tree. Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru
Yoel Jimenez 6 November 2012 17 weeks ago 44 sec 4.1
two adults at puddle and perched nearby Locality Miscanti and Meñiques Lagoons, Antofagasta Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 30 November 2011 1 year ago 31 sec 4
two adults around puddle, one drinks Locality Miscanti and Meñiques Lagoons, Antofagasta Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 30 November 2011 1 year ago 30 sec 4
A female Black Siskin feeding in a polylepis tree. Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 7 November 2012 8 weeks ago 35 sec 3.8
feeding bird Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 6 November 2012 17 weeks ago 1 min 45 sec 3.7
A female foraging around in a polylepis tree. Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru
Yoel Jimenez 6 November 2012 17 weeks ago 27 sec 3.7
Locality La Paz, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Bruno Salaroli 5 August 2009 1 year ago 4
Antofagasta de la Sierra-Catamarca-Argentina
Locality Catamarca Province, Argentina
Silvia Vitale 9 February 2008 3 years ago 3.8
Locality Tafi del Valle, Tucumán Province, Argentina
Miguel Andina 24 September 2012 38 weeks ago 3
Adult bird sitting on a wire.
Locality Cochabamba Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Pia Öberg 3 September 2009 1 year ago 3
Adult on yellow flowers.
Locality Huascarán National Park, Ancash Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 7 June 2012 50 weeks ago 2.8