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A redpoll enjoying a snack Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea)<br />
Skaftafell, South Iceland. Sep 30th, 2019 Acanthis flammea,Common redpoll,Fall,Geotagged,Iceland Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A redpoll enjoying a snack

Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea)
Skaftafell, South Iceland. Sep 30th, 2019

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  1. So beautiful! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks! They're very common in Iceland, but usually you encounter them in busy flocks that move seemingly without ever stopping. But this one was enjoying his food, so I was able to get reasonably close without him taking off. Posted 7 months ago

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The common redpoll is a species in the finch family. It breeds somewhat further south than the Arctic redpoll, also in habitats with thickets or shrubs. Nominate ''A. f. flammea'' breeds across the northern parts of North America and Eurasia. There is also an Icelandic subspecies, Icelandic redpoll , and one that breeds in Greenland and Baffin Island called the Greenland redpoll . Together the Iceland and Greenland forms are sometimes known as "northwestern redpolls". All forms migrate south into.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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Uploaded Oct 8, 2019. Captured Sep 30, 2019 14:57 in Svartifoss Trail, Iceland.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/10.0
  • 1/1579s
  • ISO800
  • 560mm