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Common Redpoll

Acanthis flammea

Description:

"Adult Description:: -A very small finch. -Bill small and conical. -Chin black. -Forehead red. Male Description:: Crown bright red. Chin and lores black. Upperparts dark with pale edges; edges wear off through spring. Wings and tail blackish-brown. Wingbars broad and white. Lower back and rump paler and less streaked than upper back. Rump, cheeks and breast red or pink. Flanks with lines of dark streaks. Undertail coverts usually with dark centers and broad pale edges. Rest of underparts white or buffy. Female Description:: Similar to male, but darker and streakier. Little or no red, except on crown. Immature Description:: Immature male resembles adult female." ~allaboutbirds.org

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3 Comments

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

cute

Veetorious
Veetorious 11 years ago

Thank you Karen! : )

KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago

Lovely!

Veetorious
Spotted by
Veetorious

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Feb 12, 2011
Submitted on Jan 13, 2012

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