Story: Introduced land birds


Redpolls have a distinctive red forehead, and in autumn and winter the males develop a pinkish-red breast. At that time of year redpolls often form flocks of up to several thousand birds.

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Finches', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015