male; yellow eyebrow; sharp conical bill (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)

Eurasian Siskin
Carduelis spinus

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: a small yellow-rumped finch of coniferous and mixed woods; sexually dimorphic with male more brightly plumaged than female; often consorts with Common Redpoll in winter.

bright yellow on otherwise black wings and tail (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)

yellow stripe on wing, sides of tail; olive back (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)

female; much duller and streaked in brown (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)

female in hand (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)