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(Common) Linnet
Carduelis cannabina

A nice sight of coastal dunes and scrub, often in summer, is a flock of Linnets hopping from shrub to shrub. The summer males are very smart-looking with a grey head, chestnut-brown back and a scarlet breast with the females being duller and lacking the red breast. In winter the male's colours are more subdued, as in photo 3.

(Common) Linnet  (Common) Linnet

(Common) Linnet

1-2: Dawlish Warren, 19/06/2006.
3: Bowling Green Marsh RSPB, 03/03/2007.