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Common Linnet; Pardillo Común

Linaria cannabina


This is my #2000 spotting. Small passerine bird of the finch family, Fringillidae. Its scientific name comes from its fondness for hemp and its English name from its liking for seeds of flax, from which linen is made. The summer male is very conspicuous with a red head-patch and red breast. The upper parts are brown, the throat white and the bill grey. Females and young birds lack the red and have white underparts, the breast streaked buff.


Bushes in high mountain, close to 2000 m. high. Parque nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama. Peñalara


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/800 sec.; f/14, ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired

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arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks António

Beautiful bird Angel,well chosed for your 2000th one,congrats on the great milestone and thanks for sharing your super interesting spotting page with us all

arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Kathleen

Wow! Nice!

arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Daniele, Faith, armadeus.4

armadeus.4 5 years ago

2000! Congratulations! A beautiful spotting to mark the occasion :)

Faith 5 years ago


The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Yo lo vi en Avila, justo delante de la muralla, y recientemente aqui en Belgica. Me encanta!

arlanda 5 years ago

Gracias Marta, no es mi mejor foto pero le tenía muchas ganas a este pájaro.
Lo vi por primera vez hace un montón de años, cuando me estaba aficionando a esto de los pajaros, y no lo habia vuelto a ver desde entonces.
Así que me hizo mucha ilusión cuando lo volví a ver.

arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks SukanyaDatta

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Una belleza!

DanielePralong 5 years ago

Congrats Angel! It's beautiful.

SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Congratulations on the 2000th spotting; it is a very sweet bird.

arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Mark !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Congrats on 2k !

arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks a lot, Malcolm

Congratulations on reaching this milestone Angel.

Spotted by

Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jul 23, 2015
Submitted on Oct 8, 2015

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