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Lesser Redpoll

Acanthis flammea cabaret (Statius Muller, 1776)

Чечітка Мала | Обыкновенная чечетка

© Vitalii Otroshko


It is the smallest, brownest, and most streaked of the redpolls.
The bill is short, conical and sharply pointed and is pale yellow with a dark tip. The adult male is largely brown above with darker streaks. It has a red forehead, a black chin and, during the breeding season, pink on the breast and face. The flanks are buff with dark streaks and the belly and undertail-coverts are whitish. There are two pale bars on the wing. The adult female is similar but lacks the pink on the breast and face and has less streaking on the flanks. The juvenile has a pale head with no red forehead and less black on the chin.


It is native to Europe and has been introduced to New Zealand. Many birds migrate further south in winter, but the mild climate means that it can be found all year round in much of its range, and may be joined by the other two redpoll species in winter.
It is more numerous in West, North and Central parts of Ukraine neither on the other territory.


Г. В. Фесенко, А. А. Бокотей "Птахи фауни України (польовий визначник)" - К, 2002.
Оновлено: Сімон А.О. 2018 02 02


relative taxons

Acanthis flammea
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Acanthis flammea flammea
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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