Common Redpoll

Acanthis flammea

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Fringilline & Cardueline Finches (Fringillidae)

Code 4

CORE

Code 6

CARFLA

ITIS

HEAD

Common Redpoll Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Streaked
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: Red
  • Nape Color: White with brown streaking.
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Redpoll Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 13-14 cm (5-5.5 in)
  • Weight: 14 g (0.5 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Red, Brown
  • Underparts: White with brown streaking and red breast.
  • Upperparts: Brown with darker brown streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Common Redpoll Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Moves relentlessly in undulating flight, with series of rapid wing beats alternating with brief periods of wings pulled to sides.
  • Wingspan Range: 21-23 cm (8.25-9 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Grey-brown to brown.
  • Leg Color: Black
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