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1. a yellow-and-black Eurasian finch, Carduelis spinus
2. pine siskin a North American finch, Spinus pinus, having a streaked yellowish-brown plumage



(Spinus spinus), a bird of the family Fringillidae of the order Passeriformes. The body length is about 12 cm, and the weight, 12 to 14 g. The plumage is yellowish green with dark streaks. Siskins are distributed in Eurasia; in the USSR they are found in the zone of coniferous forests, in the forests of the Crimea and the Caucasus, and the pine forests of Kazakhstan. In the winter they wander in flocks, particularly along river valleys with thickets of hardwood trees. Siskins usually nest in spruces or pines. The clutch contains four or five eggs, which are incubated by the female for 12 days. Sometimes siskins nest twice in one summer. The diet consists of seeds of coniferous and hardwood trees, particularly alders, and aphids and other tiny insects. Siskins are often kept in cages.

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Research has proved that the larger that bib, the more dominant is that bird's status in the siskin community.
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You also have to tell them why you think Siskin should play in your living room.
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THE bird appears to be a male siskin which is becoming more common in southern Britain with increasing conifer planting.
I must have given her that answer for six months, and she just wouldn't quit," Siskin said Monday afternoon, getting ready to meet this season's new parents and players on his coed basketball team for children with special needs.
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This paradoxical narrative that narrowness equals depth Siskin sees as part of the associated process of specialization or more particularly, professionalization, that took place across many areas of cultural activity: literary, legal, scientific, medical, and economic.
disciplined, professionalized, and aestheticized), Siskin usefully