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Male, subspecies pipilans
Photo by AlanBatt
North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, May 2004
Linaria flavirostris

Carduelis flavirostris


  • Brown streaked black upperparts
  • Pink rump (male)
  • Buff to white underparts, streaked brown
  • Conical bill
    • Yellow in winter
    • Grey in summer

Similar Species

Immature Eurasian Linnet

Photo by den9112


Northern Europe, Middle East and across central Asia.


Placed in genus Carduelis by Clements.



Breeds on moorland. Winters in coastal dunes.



It builds its nest in a bush or heather. The clutch consists of 4-7 eggs.


The diet includes seeds.


Call: a distinctive tweit, rather nasal
Song: contains fast trills


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Collins Field Guide 5th Edition ISBN 0 00 219900 9
  3. Wikipedia

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