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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 :
Monday, 4 May 2015
COMMON LINNET [Male] (Linaria cannabina subspecies L. c. harterti) La Oliva, Fuerteventura, The Canary Islands, Spain
Labels: Aves de España, Birds of Europe, Birds of Spain, Birds of The Canary Islands, Brown Linnet, Canary Islands, España, finches, Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias, La Oliva, Linaria cannabina, March