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PENTAX
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PENTAX K-7
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1/200 second
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F/5.6
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230 mm
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200
Date Taken
Feb 11, 2010, 11:03:21 AM
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Common Redpoll Female by KSPhotographic Common Redpoll Female by KSPhotographic
Identification and Text source: www.whatbird.com

The Common Redpoll is a small finch that breeds in Alaska, Quebec, British Columbia, Newfoundland and the Magdalen Islands. It prefers subarctic climates with coniferous forests and scrubs, and they are typically associated with birch trees. They do not habituate in dense forests. In winter months, they will migrate to California, Oklahoma, North and South Carolina, and have even been found in Eurasia. One Common Redpoll had once been confirmed to migrate 4,000 miles to Norway. Preferred winter habitats include brushy pastures and fields. They are seed eaters and sleep in snow tunnels.

INTERESTING FACTS
* A group of redpolls are collectively known as a "gallup" of redpolls.
* Although not considered a migratory bird, one of these birds, bearing a band with Chinese markings, was captured in Norway, having traveled over 4000 miles.
* During the long Arctic night, redpolls sleep in snow tunnels to preserve body heat.
* Several Redpolls have been seen on a twig feeding each other by passing a seed from bill to bill.
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no-soap-was-harmed Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Top shot mate.
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KSPhotographic Featured By Owner May 6, 2011   Photographer
Thanks very much. :)
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
great shot!
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twinkels Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Amazing clarity on the bird!
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hawkeye1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
what a fantastic shotA!
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KSPhotographic Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   Photographer
Thank you very much. :)
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glunac Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011   General Artist
They are so adorable!
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KSPhotographic Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   Photographer
Thanks Gloria. :)
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Nice. :)
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snappy-dave Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Nice one I like the way youve caught the red plumage on its head :)
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