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Lesser Redpoll

Acanthis cabaret

 13-Dec-2015 UK Maps split into less than and greater than 200KM for clarity

We capture Lesser Redpoll mostly in the winter with some on autumn and spring passage  using audio lures; these can be quite effective for the first week or two of passage. The bulk of captures are in late winter at feeding stations when they visit niger feeders. In a good year large numbers attend  usually they begin late December and peak in February, other years they can be quite scarce particularly in the passage season.

The photograph shows an adult spring male probably on return passage to the north of the UK

Records:   654+ birds have been ringed by Newbury Ringing Group (1967 to 2013)

(over 550 since 2005)

                  6 birds ringed by us have been recovered elsewhere

                  7 birds ringed elsewhere have been recaptured by us.


Distance:  ringed  Greenham Common, Newbury, Berkshire, UK 23-Jan-2011

recovered Shebster Highland Region, 26-Apr-2014

813 km 1189 days

Longevity:  ringed as above 3 years 90 days

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Lesser Redpoll breed mostly in the north of the UK; they also breed across southern Europe and are closely related to Common (Mealy) Redpoll, of northern Europe  until 2011 they were considered to be its subspecies. Flocks usually start arriving Sep/Oct feeding on alder etc for the first half of the winter often mixed with Siskin. Recently they have been coming to feeders, mostly to niger seed, usually late winter

Lesser Redpoll

Acanthis cabaret