Lesser Redpoll

The Lesser Redpoll is a type of finch and an occasional visitor to the gardens of the College. The bird is brown with a red crown. The male has a slightly pinky chest. They feed on seeds and small invertebrates and are often in flocks. Most common sightings of these birds are near Mordaunt Drive and the woodland near the heath.

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