Saturday, January 29, 2011

"Greater" Common Redpoll?

I'm pretty sure that this large male Common Redpoll is of the rostrata subspecies - larger, heavier billed and more boldly striped than the more common southern or flammea subspecies. I came upon this lone bird at the Marathon Cross-country Ski Club.

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1 comment:

  1. I think I had one of these at my feeder a couple of years ago here in the banana belt.
    Two years ago was good for redpolls here, but not this year. Where are they?!!