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Linnet - Carduelis cannabina
A small slim finch adundant in open areas, especially marsh and shingle areas in winter. Widespread and numerous resident in the UK.
Males are attractively marked with a crimson forehead & breast in spring & summer. They have a grey head, brown back & buff belly & throat. Their tails are are black & white, medium in length and notched.
The female lacks the crimson forehead & breast instead has but has a buff streaked colouring.
13 - 14 cms
grey; short & thin
grey; medium in length
heaths, estuaries, woods, hedges and gardens
flits, perches openly, hops, takes off & lands from vegetation or the ground.
1 - 500
high pitched twittering in flight
4 - 6 pale blue, speckled reddish
10 - 14 days
14 - 17 days
2 - 3; April - June
|UK breeding pairs||