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The Linnet (Linaria cannabina) or Common Linnet is of the family Fringillidae which is in the genus Linaria.
It derives its name from its fondness for the seeds of the flax plant which is used to make linen. This small finch occurs in Europe as well as Western Asia but is absent from northern latitudes and has a limited distribution in North West Africa and the Middle East.
There are seven subspecies :
Saturday, 19 October 2013
COMMON LINNET (Linaria cannabina) adult male in the middle and two juveniles, Ballyieragh South, Cape Clear Island, Baltimore, Co.Cork, Ireland
Labels: Ballyieragh South, Baltimore, Birds of Cape Clear Island, Birds of Co. Cork, Birds of Ireland, Cape Clear Island, Co.Cork, finches, Ireland, Linaria cannabina