red-poll

redpoll

[red-pohl]
noun
either of two small fringilline birds, Carduelis flammea or C. hornemanni, of northern North America and Eurasia, the adults of which have a crimson crown patch.

Origin:
1730–40; red1 + poll1

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redpoll (ˈrɛdˌpɒl)
 
n
either of two widely distributed finches, Acanthis flammea or A. hornemanni (arctic redpoll or hoary redpoll), having a greyish-brown plumage with a red crown and pink breast

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