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Mealy Redpoll

Observed: 28th February 2011 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Mealy
Lesser red
Description:

Lots of Redpoll flocks in the north seem to have large numbers of continental 'Mealy' redpolls among them, this winter. Mealy Redpoll on the left and Lesser Redpoll on the right.

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Redpoll

Dave...these are old photos and I cannot remember what the ring number is now to check details, but the flammea was far too large and long-winged for cabaret. Though, of course, Redpoll taxonomy is rather uncertain. I am not aware of bill shape being a definitive way to separate flammea and cabaret.

Ian
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