Linnet          Male
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Taken at Doonfoot on 27th November 2016 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 

Breeding Plumage
Taken at Ardnave Point, Islay on 10th July 2017 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Female
Taken at Musselburgh on 13th August 2017 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Juvenile
Taken at Musselburgh on 13th August 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Linnet.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Local Names:
Carduelis cannabina.
Passeriformes.
Fringillidae.

Site Of Nest:
Materials:
Food:

Plumage:


Length:
Breeding Period:
Eggs:
Scrubland, hedgerows and gardens.
Grass, moss and twigs, lined with hair and wool.
Small seeds, such as dandelion and oil rape seed
but also on some insects.

Chestnut mantle and whitish underparts with
brown streaks, but the female is duller than the male.
The bill is dark brown and the legs are flesh-brown.
13.5 cms.
April.
2 -3 Clutches
4-6. Smooth, non-glossy. Pale blue with fine purple and brown spots.
Voice: