The Eurasian Siskins (Carduelis spinus) can also be known as Black headed Goldfinches, European Siskins, Common Siskins, Spruce Siskins or maybe simply Siskins or perhaps Aberdevines in Europe. These tiny, lively finches are directly connected to the equivalent, North American Pine Siskin.They’re very typical throughout the natural range of theirs, which extends from northern temperate Europe into Russia; with a distinct public in eastern Asia. Siskins evaluate 4.3 – 4.9 in (eleven – 12.5 cm) in length, such as their brief, forked tails. Males: The rear is largely greyish green. The middle of the abdomen as well as lower chest tend to be largely or even completely unstreaked. The eyes are actually dark / black. Their flight is actually akin to that of various other finches – quick and bounding.Siskins mainly feed on seeds of trees – particularly of alders, conifers, elms, poplars and birch; different flowering crops (thistles, dandelions, Artemisia, goosefoots and knapweeds / Chenopodium) as well as herbs, like St. John’s wort, sorrel and meadowsweet. Groups of siskins are typically seen visiting cultivated pastures and areas to feed on grain. They’ll also immediately take advantage of bird feeders.