Common Redpoll

Acanthis flammea

Common Redpoll




12cm to 14cm


20cm to 25cm


12g to 16g

About the Common Redpoll

Despite the name, the common redpoll isn't that common in the UK. This is because it doesn't breed here, but is in fact a passage migrant in the winter, predominately on the east coast.

The common redpoll is a member of the finch family and considered a small bird. It has two white lines visible on a folded wing, is whiteish below with black streaks and streaky brown above.

What does a Common Redpoll eat?

Their diet mainly consists of insects and small seeds from spruce, alder and birch.

Other birds in the Finches family