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Common Redpoll

Carduelis flammea

This common bird of northern Canada breeds in subarctic scrub and forest. It is frequently confused with the hoary redpoll, and some consider the two to be a single species. When breeding, the male exhibits a red cap and pinkish breast, while the female has only a small red cap. Both male and female become duller and buffier in winter.

Map of Common Redpoll in Canada
Distribution of Common Redpoll in Canada

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