These two pictures give a good view of the red cap. It almost looks painted on.
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Not so much a red 'cap' as a red 'poll', presumably. Does what it says on the tin...
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Thanks, ophrys, you made me look up that poll word. I didn't know it before. ;-)
Can you imagine using the word in conversation? No-one would know what you meant (except Ophrys, bless him!)
Here's a question for you (and Ophrys): why do we have a Redpoll, but a Blackcap? ;-)
I wouldn't spend too much time on it, personally. Life's too short, especially when you get my age...
Given the state of my thatch now, I doubt I'll ever be able to use it, referring to myself, anyway. Many years ago, I could have said I was a redpoll myself. :D
Poll, I think is like the hairy bit between the horns on cattle and not a complete cap. So, it might be taken from this.
polle was a Low German word for the top of the head, apparently. Not as full as a cap, then, but a red area atop the head.
There...we have all learnt something important. ;)
Phew, that's sorted; next?
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