Redpoll with a white crown

Auðnutittlingur – Redpoll – Carduelis flammea

This little guy is easily recognisable from others of its kind because it sports a white crown instead of the usual greyish brown forehead. This Redpoll was here in the garden two days in November and appeared here one day last week. We have not noticed this colour variation before among the thousands of Redpolls that have visited the garden in recent years.

Ordinary Redpoll