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Redpoll

Description


Redpolls are mainly woodland birds, often found in birch trees. They are small birds, brown or grey-brown, with a red forehead patch.

The adult male's breast is washed in red, not quite as much as the Robin. They are primarily seed-eaters, and often feed acrobatically like a tit. Their diet may include some insects in summer, and they can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixed with other finches.

Quick Facts


Number of broods
2

Number in Britain
51,000

Conservation Status UK
Amber

Status in UK
Migrant/ Resident Breeder

Length
12 cm

Wingspan
22 cm

Weight
11 g

Habitat
Coniferous Wood and Scrub

First Record
1678

Egg Size
17x13 mm

Egg Weight
1.4 g

Clutch Size
4-5 eggs

Incubation
12-13 days

Fledging
14-15 days

First clutches laid
Late May

Age at First Breeding
1 year

Typical Lifespan
3 years

Maximum Recorded Age
6 years, 0 months

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