Winter Finch Trivia Quiz

common redpoll

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.

Answer: a) “Poll” refers to the bird’s ruby red crown.

Did you know? Common redpolls nest throughout Alaska and northern Canada, but typically spend winters across southern Canada and across the northern tier of states, including the northern Plains and Midwest.

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