Redpoll - Carduelis flammea cabaret

Redpoll - Carduelis flammea cabaret
Redpoll species can be found throughout most of North America and Europe. They were introduced into NZ by the early settlers but didn’t colonise the country as successfully as
some of the other introduced finches. They have often been kept in aviaries to catch
mosquitoes and insects that would otherwise trouble the other aviary occupants. The
male redpoll in the wild shows a striking red bib and cap but loses this on the average
aviary diet.

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