Back after 40 years: a rare sighting of Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Aves: Passeriformes: Fringillidae) in Himachal Pradesh, India

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Paul Pop
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0679-7789
Kuldeep Singh Barwal
Puneet Pandey
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5891-3927
Harminder Pal Singh
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5358-0227
Randeep Singh

Abstract

We report a rare sighting of Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Himachal Pradesh, a re-sighting after 40 years, and only the second record for the state. In November 2021, a male S. spinus was briefly seen in Gushaini, in the ecozone of the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area, Kullu district. The two low elevation records from 2021 strongly contrast previous records from India. This paper expands upon the sparse information available on the migration of this species within India.

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