Arctic redpoll

Arctic hornemanni

The Arctic redpoll , known in North America as the hoary redpoll, is a bird species in the finch family Fringillidae. It breeds in tundra birch forest. It has two subspecies, ''A. h. hornemanni'' of Greenland and neighbouring parts of Canada, and ''A. h. exilipes'' , which breeds in the tundra of northern North America and Eurasia. Many birds remain in the far north; some birds migrate short distances south in winter, sometimes travelling with common redpolls.

The genus name ''Acanthis'' is from the Ancient Greek ''akanthis'', a name for a small now-unidentifiable bird, and ''hornemanni'' commemorates the Danish botanist Jens Wilken Hornemann.