Small finch fond of colder climates. Petite yellow bill, plump body, and long notched tail. Note small red cap, as well as black face and throat. Males can show pink wash on breast. Irruptive species that moves south in numbers only some years. Breeds in open forests and tundra with willows. Visits feeders; favors nyjer seed. Can be found in large flocks. Sometimes with goldfinches and siskins. Listen for their chattering calls ringing through the desolate winter landscape.
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