Mobile bird identification
Adult Male (Summer)
The female Linnet is a much browner bird with no pink markings, the head is less grey and more brown than the male.
Linnet Carduelis cannabina
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Whitish streaked underside
Black cap, bill and nape
Pale grey head
Pale red forehead
Dark tail with white side panels
The Linnet is a small finch with pink breast, grey head, pale cheeks, pink forehead and orange-brown back. The bird in winter has little or no pink and appears much browner.
A male Linnet in full summer plumage, most often seen claiming his territory by singing from the top of a thorn bush. Note the distinctive forked tail.
This image shows the typical speckled breast and brownish face of the female, however she retains the dark wings and tail of the male.
A widespread resident bird in Southern Europe and the UK and a summer visitor to Northern Europe.
Prefers open scrub on heaths and farmland but can be found in most hedgerows, scrub and waste ground with seeding weeds.
A sociable bird often found in small breeding colonies and larger flocks in winter. Usually seen feeding near or on the ground, unlike the closely related Redpoll and Siskin who feed mostly in trees. Well known for it's musical song the bird was once a popular cage bird.
Species: C. cannabina