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Redpoll (Common)

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Carduelis flammea
Redpoll (Common)


They spend the summer breeding in Alaska across northern Canada, Scandinavia, Russia, and Siberia, and Europe. They spend the winter in the southern part of their breeding range south to northern U.S.


They live in scrubby fields and open coniferous forest. They are also found around homes and in cities and at feeders.

Body Traits

They are spotty brown with a red crown, a black chin patch and a rosy rump.


They come to bird feeders. They often hang upside down on branches. They use their feet to hold food.


They eat small seeds and some insects.

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They make an open cup nest of small twigs and grasses in a tree or shrub. They line the nest with feathers or hair. Female lays 2 – 7 pale greenish-blue eggs with purple spots.

Redpoll (Common)


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Carduelis
Species: C. flammea

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