Common Redpoll

Other Names: Mealy Redpoll, Icelandic Redpoll, Greenland Redpoll

Distribution: arctic tundra and boreal forests worldwide.

Redpoll distribution range map

Description:

Size: 12-14 cm in length with a 21-23 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Pale and brown-streaked overall, with a bright red cap and black chin. Males have a pink to magenta breast. The beak is yellow and the legs and eyes are black.

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Common Redpoll

Common Redpoll

Bill Shape
cone
long billed
Eats
apple-slices
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
greenland
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
walking
Behavior
flocks
zigzag
Markings
bold
streaks
tailstripes
Sounds
clear
staccato
Location
ground dwelling
Habitat
flats
Forests
Grasslands
Color
brown
rust
red
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
finches - fringillidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species