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Common Redpoll

Acanthis flammea (Linnaeus, 1758)

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2016-03-15
Ukraine. Pripjat.
© Dmytro Komarovskyi

Subspecies

Acanthis flammea flammea (Linnaeus, 1758)

    Description. The adult male is grayish brown above with darker streaks. Back and tail-coverts are whitish with some pink and dark streaks. It has a black bib It has a red forehead, and, during the breeding season, the breast and face are pinkish-red. The flanks are buff with dark streaks and the belly and undertail-coverts are white. There are two pale bars on the wing. The adult female is similar but pink is only on the forehead and sometimes on face. Belly is dirty white. The juvenile has no pink at all.
    Distribution. Winters throughout the entire territory.

Acanthis flammea cabaret (Statius Muller, 1776)

    Description. 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.
    Distribution. 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.

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subspecies

Acanthis flammea flammea
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Acanthis flammea cabaret
(Statius Muller, 1776)

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