Twite ringtone


The Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The Twite is a small finch, similar in size and shape to a Linnet. Birds of the subspecies flavirostris are 13 to 13.5 centimetres (5.1 to 5.3 in) long, and those of the subspecies altaica are 13 to 13.5 centimetres (5.1 to 5.3 in) long. It lacks the red head patch and breast shown by the Linnet and the redpolls. It is brown streaked with black above, with a pink rump. The underparts buff to whitish, streaked with brown. The conical bill is yellow in winter and grey in summer. The call is a distinctive “twit”, from which derives its name, and the song contains quick trills and twitters. Carduelis_flavirostris.mp3 (62 downloads)

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