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Redpoll ID in Oxford, Ontario (1 Viewer)

Could this be a female Hoary Redpoll? My guide book says light streaking on breast. Maybe looks to be lighter streaking than the other Redpolls I've seen this year. Thanks in advance.


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Those broad, heavy flank streaks make it Common for me, but it isn't too far out of Arctic possibilities.

Pehaps the sort of bird that many use as a reason to advise lumping the two into one species 🤪


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Although I don't have any personal experience with Hoary Redpoll, this seems like a bird that's close but not possible to call for sure.

Are there any other pictures? It appears to be a rather "frosty" looking redpoll, but often pictures of the undertail and topside are more informative.

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