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Redpoll bird pictures


Redpoll bird picturesREDPOLL
528. Acanthis linaria. 5.25 inches

Male with a rosy breast; female without.
In winter these northern birds may be found in flocks gathering seeds from weeds by the roadside and stone walls.

Their actions greatly resemble those of our Goldfinch, but their flight is more rapid.

Song. - Strong, sweet, and canary-like.

Nest. - At low elevations in bushes or trees; eggs three to five, pale greenish blue with brown specks.

Range. - Breeds in the extreme north; winters south to northern U.S.
Sub-Species.
528a. Holboell Redpoll (holboelli), slightly larger.
528b. Greater Redpoll (rostrata), larger and darker.