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Lesser Redpoll

Usually found around conifers in winter in most years and do visit garden feeders

Photograph by: 
Sacha Crowley

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Common Name Lesser Redpoll
Scientific Name Carduelis cabaret
Species Group Birds Finches and Buntings
Status Restricted
Interest Level
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
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A small finch with a dark brown back and red on the forehead and breast 

Identification Notes
  • Slightly smaller than the redpoll and darker/browner
  • Much more likely to be seen during the winter months than the redpoll
  • Usually seen feeding on alder and birch seeds   
Primary Habitat
Preferred Environment
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Birds Finches and Buntings