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