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Common Redpoll

Acanthis flammea

Description:

Small finch with brown-streaked gray upperparts, boldly streaked flanks and undertail. Red cap and black chin. The bill is olive brown with fine black tip. Hundreds showed up on Chebeague and our feeders and I had never noticed them before. They stayed around for about a month I think.

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6 Comments

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 9 years ago

Wow, that's a real swarm of redpolls! They visit feeders here in Western Massachusetts every winter, but never in great numbers.

bjohnson
bjohnson 9 years ago

We had 100s of them on the island and I never remember seeing them before, at least not in the numbers we had last year. I will be watching for their return in January and February

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Sweet bird! We used to get flocks of lesser redpolls visit the feeders in England!

CornHolio
CornHolio 9 years ago

Great shot!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice birds with 'TILAK' (In Hinduism, the tilak is a mark worn on the forehead)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Wow! Lovely series.

bjohnson
Spotted by
bjohnson

Maine, USA

Spotted on Feb 2, 2011
Submitted on Nov 19, 2011

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