|Female Common Redpoll - Acanthis flammea|
This little finch breeds in the open subarctic areas of largely coniferous forest and scrub; it nests on tundra and above timberline where shrubby deciduous and sometimes coniferous vegetation occurs in hollows and sheltered places. It feeds on small seeds and other plant material throughout the year. In the winter it wanders southward in search of food. It is one of our most delightful winter finches.