Common Redpoll
Acanthis flammea

f4.5 @ 1/1000s, ISO:2000, Nikon D3S w 500mm


"Common Redpoll," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The common redpoll is a species in the finch family. It breeds somewhat further south than the Arctic redpoll, also in habitats with thickets or shrubs.The common redpoll is a small brownish-grey finch with dark streaks and a bright red patch on its forehead. It has a black bib and two pale stripes on the wings. Males often have their breasts suffused with red. It is smaller, browner and more streaked than the generally similar Arctic redpoll, adults measuring between 11.5 and 14 centimeters (4.5 and 5.5 in) in length and weighing between 12 and 16 grams (0.42 and 0.56 oz). The rump is streaked and there is a broad dark brown streak across the vent. It has brown legs, dark-tipped yellowish bills and dark brown irises.
Anchor Point, Alaska
 
03/15/2015