Common Redpoll

Acanthis flammea

Common Redpoll

Family:

Finches

Length:

12cm to 14cm

Wingspan:

20cm to 25cm

Weight:

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