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The Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) or more simply known as a Redpoll is of the finch family Fringillidae which is in the genus Acanthis.
There are several subspecies recognised including the Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis flammea caberet) which is resident in Ireland and Britain. It also breeds in Central Europe and Southern Scandinavia where it is a partial migrant, which moves south and west to more temperate regions for the winter.
Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
COMMON REDPOLL (Acanthis flammea subspecies A. f. caberet) Broadmeadow Estuary, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Labels: Acanthis flammea cabaret, Birds of Dublin, Birds of Europe, Birds of Fingal, Birds of Ireland, Broadmeadow Estuary, Co. Dublin, Common Redpoll, finches, Fingal, Ireland, Lesser Redpoll, Swords