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  1. I couldn't help noticing that this bird's latin name is Linaria... which is also a name for a plant genus of the Plantaginaceae family...
    for example:
    Linaria triphylla  Geotagged,Israel,Linaria,Linaria triphylla,Spring,Three-leaved Toadflax

    there are other duplications such as this - Arenaria is both bird and plant. I think it's really confusing...
    Posted one year ago
    1. You are absolutely right. It's quite confusing. The scientific name Linaria cannabina was first added in 1758, but has been considered as synonym of Carduelis cannabina until recently. Now is exactly the opposite: Carduelis cannabina is synonym of Linaria cannabina. I don't know how much but maybe about 20 species have been removed from Carduelis and placed in other genera.
      In practice, the permanent taxonomic changes cause us a lot of problems, and sometimes we need to make some serious edits of ID records in JD.
      Posted one year ago

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The Common Linnet is a small passerine bird of the finch family, Fringillidae. It derives its scientific name from its fondness for hemp and its English name from its liking for seeds of flax, from which linen is made.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Apr 27, 2019. Captured Apr 26, 2019 12:00 in Unnamed Road, 4249, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO640
  • 560mm