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lesser redpoll perched on a small branch

Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret

This tiny finch - only slightly bigger than a blue tit - is streaky and brown with patches of red on its head and sometimes its breast. They like to hang upside down to feed in trees. It has recently been 'split' from the mealy (or common) redpoll, which is a winter visitor. Image: Neil Rolph (Flickr).

Find out more: RSPB, Suffolk Wildlife TrustiNaturalist