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2009-03-13 13:44:00

By Joe Kosack, Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Game Commission HARRISBURG, Pa., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The view out the window seems to be the same old, same old for many folks who feed songbirds over winter.


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2008-08-13 16:51:15

The Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus), also commonly called "pine chirper", is a small finch that is found across Canada, Alaska and the western mountains and northern parts of the United States. Migration by this bird is highly variable, probably related to food supply. Large numbers may move south in some years; hardly any in others. Adults are brown on the upperparts and pale on the underparts, with heavy streaking throughout. They have a short forked tail. They have yellow patches in their...

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2008-05-12 15:53:15

The European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), or just Goldfinch, is a passerine bird of the finch family. It breeds across Europe, North Africa, and western and central Asia, in open, partially wooded lowlands. It is resident in the milder west of its range, but migrates from colder regions. It will also make local movements, even in the west, to escape bad weather. It has been introduced to many areas of the world. The average Goldfinch is 5 inches long with a wingspan of 9 inches and a...

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2008-05-12 15:45:18

Lawrence's Goldfinch (Carduelis lawrencei), is a small songbird that ranges irregularly throughout southwestern North America. It is known for its wandering habits. It breeds from about Shasta County, California to northern Baja California, largely in the Coast Ranges and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and in the Baja highlands, but also sometimes as far down as the coast. There are only a few places where it has been observed to nest annually, notably the Carmel Valley and the South Fork...

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2008-05-12 15:41:10

The Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria), or Dark-backed Goldfinch, is a songbird of the Americas. Its range is from the southwestern United States (along the coast, as far north as southern Washington) to Venezuela and Peru. It migrates from the northern parts of its range. It utilizes most habitats almost any habitat with trees or shrubs except for dense forest. It is common and distinct in most areas, and will come near houses to feed at feeders in the southwest U.S. and almost anywhere...

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2005-06-14 12:26:26

The Eastern or American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is a typical North American seed-eating member of the finch (Fringillidae) family. Also known as the Wild Canary, it averages 11 cm in length and breeds across southern Canada from British Columbia to Newfoundland and through most of the United States north of the Gulf States. It prefers trees in open places, such as those found in orchards and along roadsides. As winter approaches, the goldfinch moves short distances towards the south....

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