463. Linota hornemanni

463. GREENLAND REDPOLL.
LINOTA HORNEMANNI.
Linota hornemanni, Holboell, Natur. Tidskr. iv. p. 395 (1843) ; Dresser, iv. p. 65, pls. 189, fig. 2, 190 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 256 ; Ridgw. p. 396 ; Lilford, iv. p. 59, pl. 29.
Audnutitlingur, Icelandic ; Orpingmiutak, Greenl.
Male ad. (Greenland). In general coloration resembling, but paler than L. linaria, the rump and upper tail-coverts white, unstriped, and washed with rosy red ; under parts white, the flanks unstriped, the breast washed with rosy red ; bill blackish above and at the tip, yellowish below ; legs blackish brown ; iris brown. Culmen 0.4, wing 3.35, tail 2.75, tarsus 0.7 inch.
Hab. Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Iceland, Northern Greenland, and eastern Arctic America, migrating south to Labrador in winter. Has twice been obtained in England, 2 or 3 times in the Hebrides, and once near Abbeville in France.
In habits it is said to resemble L. linaria but its call-note is shrill and not unlike that of the Waxwing. Its nest is usually placed on a small bush, and is constructed of grass-bents, wool, and marsh-cotton, intermixed with lichens, and sparingly lined with feathers. The eggs resemble those of T. linaria but are larger, measuring about 0.73 by 0.53, paler, and with fewer and smaller spots.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
463. Linota hornemanni
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
463
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
317
Common name: 
Greenland Redpoll
M_ID: 
30985
M_CN: 
Arctic Redpoll
M_SN: 
Acanthis hornemanni
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10304

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