Carduelis cannabina  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Chordata / Aves / Passeriformes / Fringillidae
Linnet, Eurasian Linnet     Ġojjin
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An Autumn migrant bird which often stays on our islands during winter especially if it is a mild Winter. Some pairs remain resident on our islands, especially in Gozo. This photo was in fact taken from the garigue near Ramla l-Hamra, Gozo. Male has a red forehead and breast in Spring. Often trapped and placed in small cages to attract other free Linnets. Measures about 14cm.

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