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Twite

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Male, subspecies pipilansPhoto by AlanBattNorth Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, May 2004
Male, subspecies pipilans
Photo by AlanBatt
North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, May 2004
Linaria flavirostris

Carduelis flavirostris

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[edit] Identification

  • Brown streaked black upperparts
  • Pink rump (male)
  • Buff to white underparts, streaked brown
  • Conical bill
    • Yellow in winter
    • Grey in summer

[edit] Similar Species

Immature Eurasian Linnet

JuvenilePhoto by den9112
Juvenile
Photo by den9112

[edit] Distribution

Northern Europe, Middle East and across central Asia.

[edit] Taxonomy

Placed in genus Carduelis by Clements.

[edit] Subspecies[1]

[edit] Habitat

Breeds on moorland. Winters in coastal dunes.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

It builds its nest in a bush or heather. The clutch consists of 4-7 eggs.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes seeds.

[edit] Vocalisation

Call: a distinctive tweit, rather nasal
Song: contains fast trills


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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Collins Field Guide 5th Edition ISBN 0 00 219900 9
  3. Wikipedia

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