Common Redpoll




Common Redpoll


Common Redpoll
(Acanthis flammea)

Order:  Passeriformes
Family:  Fringillidae




Photo © Robert Royse

Common Redpoll Information

Common Redpoll
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)

Common Redpoll
Taxonomy, subspecies, physical description, similar species, and behavior. Includes photo of this bird and its eggs. (From Wikipedia)

Common Redpoll
Photos of this bird. (From Peter LaTourrette's Bird Photo Gallery)


  Song and calls of the Common Redpoll


  More Winter Feeder Birds

Common Redpoll
Identification Tips

  • Conical bill
  • Red forehead
  • Black chin
  • Gray back with black streaks
  • Streaked rump
  • Pale underparts with streaked sides and flanks
  • Forked tail
  • Male has pink breast

Similar species

The Hoary Redpoll is very similar to the Common Redpoll but has an unstreaked rump and a smaller bill.

(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)


Breeding Range
The Common Redpoll breeds in arctic Canada and Alaska.

Winter Map from eBird

Sightings of the Common Redpoll Nov-Mar over last 10 years


Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS