|Site Of Nest:
northern North America and Eurasia
Mainly on seeds, particularly of Alder and
Similar in appearance to the Common Redpoll but generally
It may be distinguished from that species by the unstreaked pale rump
patch and the uniformly pale vent area. Pale with small beaks, white
rumps and often more yellow than grey-brown tones in their plumage.
They have black bibs, orangish forehead patches and two light-coloured
stripes on each wing. The females are more streaked on their breasts,
sides and rumps, but are still pale.
May - July.
12 - 14 cms.
Three to seven pale blue eggs with light reddish speckling.
Courtesy of Xeno Canto