Lesser Redpolls are small, brown, streaked finches. They show a buff wing-bar across the closed wing, and their dark red crowns, dark eyes and small black bibs give an overall impression of a dark face around a small, triangular yellow bill. Both males and females have a red crown (the ‘red poll’) but only adult males have a metallic red breast, though a few pink feathers can sometimes be seen on first-year males.
They can be spotted feasting on a variety of seeds and like to feed from hanging feeders. For more information on feeder products.
Does not breed in gardens.