Winter Finch Trivia #1
How did the common redpoll get its name?
a) “Poll” has its origin in a word meaning “head” or “top,” referring to the bird’s ruby red crown.
b) John James Audubon named the species where he first found it: Redpoll, New York.
c) The name comes from the Ojibwa name for the species, reed-PU-wah.
d) The species nests most commonly in the Acadian redpoll bush.