Sunday, February 06, 2011

Another 1st winter female Common Redpoll

This individual is another 1st year female with a smaller wing (69.5mm) than the bird above, falling in both the upper Lesser and lower Common range, so it can not be clinically identified on wing length alone. However, its overall pallid appearance, white mantle braces and prominant white wing bars all suggest it is a Common Redpoll.

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