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)

Common Redpoll
Breeding Range

In North America, the Common Redpoll breeds in arctic Canada and Alaska.

Common Redpoll
Range Maps from Cornell

Common Redpoll breeding, winter, and year-round range

Includes separate map of sightings.

Common Redpoll
Christmas Bird Count Map

Historical CBC Map from USGS