The lesser redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) is the smallest, brownest, and most streaked of the redpolls. A small finch of mixed woodland, birch scrub and wet woodland, it likes to hang upside down to feed in trees – especially Birch, Alder and Larch. The adult male's breast is washed in red, but in females and young birds the buff breast and white belly are streaked with brown. It has recently been split from the Common Redpoll to form a separate species. It can be seen in flocks, often with Siskins. It is found from northern Europe and Asia to northern North America, Greenland and Iceland.
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