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Black‐headed Siskin

Carduelis notata


The Black-headed Siskin (Carduelis notata) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. Systematics - This species is considered the extant "father" of the South American siskin radiation.


Subtropical montane forest at the Suburbs of Guatemala City 1800 msnm. Usually found in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes and heavily degraded former forest.

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Thanks. I like Siskins but we don't get them here, the European ones live much further north. We used to get them in our garden in England in the winter.

AndresDuarte 8 years ago

Done Malcom Thx. Will do in my other spottings.

One other point Andres, as per our FAQs can you please state in the habitat field the actual habitat where you made the spotting, not that stated in text books, as we are trying to document changes of habitat due to human intervention or natural causes.

JillsyGirl 8 years ago

very nice captures....beautiful bird!

AndresDuarte 8 years ago

Thank you, Arun I almost cot cramped waiting to get that shot.
Thank you Karen I agree to meet the rules and to move it out from first photo.
Please don't remove it, the bird wasn't altered, neither the background, not even lightening or sharpening. Since the limit is six photos and wanted to include the flight, just combined them.

KarenL 8 years ago

Hi Andres, I've moved this image to the end for you so the first photo meets ours rules. I actually like how this shows the action sequence of the bird taking off, but we have to be consistent in the way we apply the Project Noah rules, & this particular "rule" is so we ensure that the organisms shared here are in as natural a state as possible as we sometimes get "enhanced" photos where the subject bears little resemblance to the actual organism portrayed.

Hi Andres. Here is an extract from Project Noah's FAQs:

We also request that photographs are submitted in as natural a state as possible. We appreciate that often there will be a need to carry out minor improvements such as cropping, lightening and sharpening an image so that we can better see the detail of the organism it portrays. These minor improvements are perfectly acceptable but we do request that heavily Photoshopped or otherwise manipulated images are not shared on this site.

As such we would ask you to please remove the first photograph as it does not comply. It would be perfectly acceptable on the facebook page provided you stated that it had been crested from a sequence.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Hola Andres. Parece que esta foto se realizó montando el ave de varias fotos individuales en una sola. Este tipo de ediciones no están permitidas en Noah. Si ese es el caso, por favor remueve esta foto.

Arun 8 years ago

nice spotting !!

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Spotted on Nov 15, 2012
Submitted on Nov 16, 2012

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