An Iconic bird
Beyond the biological function of the species and the right of every living being to share the planet on which we live, there is a very strong relationship between the Red Siskin and the people who share their territory with him. This bird has been the subject of artistic inspiration for singers, poets and painters. On the Red Siskin, several books are developed that describe its natural and reproductive aspects, and also some scientific works. The Red Siskin is even stamped on the reverse of the highest denomination banknote in Venezuela.
The Red Siskin has been an inspiration for generations of Venezuelan singers, poets and painters. With its unmistakable red and black color, the Beautiful Red Siskin once flew the skies of northern Shout America in large flocks.
However, the Red Siskin could become in the very near future the first Venezuelan bird extinct in the wild, due to the human action. A loss of this magnitude for the planet and for us is at least terrible and embarrassing, and in any case irremediable and perpetual. Together with him, we would be losing part of the popular imagination and the meaning for many of the cultural expressions that exist in his environment today.