Livin' On The Edge
EXPLORE #297, Jan 22/09
This cute little Pine Siskin caught my eye the other day in the sunshine ;)
"The Pine Siskin is the most common of the irruptive "winter finches."
The name Siskin is derived from its sound or chirp. Thus, this bird’s common name is really “pine chirper.”
When eating from conifers, it usually hangs upside down from the tips of the trees.
A group of finches has many collective nouns, including a "charm", "company", and "trembling" of finches."
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