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Arctic Redpoll

(Carduelis [Acanthis] hornemanni)
Alternate name(s): "Hoary Redpoll"
German name(s): "Polar-Birkenzeisig"

Size: 12-14 cm
Weight: 12-16 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Arctic Redpoll at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "exilipes"

This race is also called "Coues's Arctic Redpoll".



Near-frontal view of a male Arctic Redpoll - the normally pale-pink front is worn and only a small patch of pink remains on the cheek; note that the structured appearance of the bird's plumage is caused by shaking after preening and is not striation
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

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