Seeing Black-capped Siskin in Guatemala
with CAYAYA BIRDING

Black-capped Siskin in Guatemala
Male Black-capped Siskin (Spinus atriceps) in the highlands of Guatemala.

Black-capped Siskin (Spinus atriceps) is endemic to the highlands of Guatemala and the neighboring Mexican state of Chiapas. In Guatemala, this siskin occurs mainly above 2000 m (6560 ft).

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High-altitude woodland in Guatemala: habitat of Black-capped Siskin (Spinus atriceps).

In Guatemala, Black-capped Siskin occurs in coniferous and pine-oak woodlands and forests, as well as on cloud forest edge.

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Photographs of Black-capped Siskin seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala

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Videos of Black-capped Siskin seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala

Black-capped Siskins Spinus atriceps feeding on alder (Alnus sp.) in the highlands of Guatemala.

Black-capped Siskin Spinus atriceps nestbuilding in the highlands of Guatemala.
See our note on the first nesting record of Black-capped Siskin in:
Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2018) An update on the inventory, distribution and residency status of bird species in Guatemala. Bulletin British Ornithologists' Club 138: 148-229.


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Black-capped Siskin in Guatemala
Black-capped-Siskin (Spinus atriceps) in the Guatemalan highlands.

Contributions by Knut Eisermann and Claudia Avendaño of CAYAYA BIRDING to the knowledge about Black-capped Siskin

  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2018) An update on the inventory, distribution and residency status of bird species in Guatemala. Bulletin British Ornithologists' Club 138: 148-229.
  • Eisermann, K., C. Avendaño & P. Tanimoto (2013). Birds of the Cerro El Amay Important Bird Area, Quiché, Guatemala. Cotinga 35: 81-93.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2009) Guatemala. Pp. 235-242 In: C. Devenish, D. F. Diaz Fernández, R. P. Clay, I. Davidson & I. Y. Zabala (eds.) Important Bird Areas Americas, priority sites for biodiversity conservation. BirdLife Conservation Series 16. Birdlife International, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2009) Conservation priority-setting in Guatemala through the identification of Important Bird Areas. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference, Tundra to Tropics: 315-327.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2007) Lista comentada de las aves de Guatemala - Annotated checklist of the birds of Guatemala. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2006) Diversidad de aves en Guatemala, con una lista bibliográfica. Pp. 525-623 In: E. Cano (ed.) Biodiversidad de Guatemala, Vol. 1. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala.
  • Eisermann, K. & U. Schulz (2005) Birds of a high-altitude cloud forest in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Revista de Biología Tropical 53: 577-594.
  • More about our bird research in Guatemala.

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