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(Redirected from Lesser Redpoll)
11.5-14 cm (4Â½-5Â½ in)
Breeds in the northern parts of the New and Old Worlds. Winter range extends farther south, but is not very predictable. An irruptive species, this bird can be abundant in places some winters and completely absent in other winters. Birds ringed in Norway have been recovered in China just north of the border of North Korea, about 4000 km away from Troms County.
Formerly placed in genus Carduelis.
There are four subspecies:
Coniferous and birch woodlands.
The diet includes small seeds.
It builds an open cup nest from twigs, rootlets and grasses, lined with thick layer of feathers or hair. 4-6 greenish white to pale blue, spotted with purple at large end, eggs are laid.
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