Not too many 'evenings full of linnets' wings' at the moment; or too many evenings at all as the shortest day of the year looms. Still it's downhill after that!
This female-type is puffed-up against the cold and was photographed in the back garden.
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English Common Linnet
Scientific ( Linaria cannabina autochthona)
Family (Latin) Fringillidae
Family (English) Finches, Euphonias
Other name(s) Linnet, Eurasian Linnet, Linotte mélodieuse
Breeding Range EU
Nonbreeding Range Subregions widespread, also nw Africa and Canary Islands
Countries (BETA) map Afghanistan,Albania,Algeria,Andorra,Armenia,Austria,Azerbaijan,Belarus,Belgium,Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,China,Croatia,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Denmark,Egypt,Estonia,Finland,France, Georgia,Germany,Gibraltar,Greece,Hungary,India - mainland,Iran,Iraq,Ireland,Israel, Italy,Jordan,Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan,Latvia,Lebanon,Libya,Liechtenstein,Lithuania,Luxembourg, Macedonia,Malta,Mauritania,Moldova,Monaco,Mongolia,Morocco,Netherlands,Norway,Pakistan, Poland,Portugal,Romania,Russia,San Marino,Saudi Arabia,Senegal,Serbia,Slovakia,Slovenia, South Sudan,Spain,Sudan,Sweden,Switzerland,Syria,Tajikistan,Tunisia,Turkey,Turkmenistan, Ukraine,United Kingdom,Uzbekistan,
IOC 9.1 Subspecies
Group Subspecies Breeding Range
cannabina w, c and n Europe, w and sc Siberia
bella Middle East to Mongolia and nw China
mediterranea Iberian Pen., Italy, Greece, nw Africa and Mediterranean islands
guentheri Madeira I.
meadewaldoi w and c Canary Is.
harterti e Canary Is.
IUCN Status Code LC ( Birdlife factsheet)
Described by (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Breeding Range Codes
AF Africa (entire continent rather than south of Sahara)
AO Atlantic Ocean
AU Australasia (Wallacea (Indonesian islands east of Wallace's line), New Guinea and its islands, Australia, New Zealand and its subantarctic islands, the Solomons, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu)
EU Eurasia (Europe, Asia from the Middle East through central Asia north of the Himalayas, Siberia and northern China to Japan)
IO Indian Ocean
LA Latin America (Middle and South America)
MA Middle America (Mexico through Panama)
NA North America (includes the Caribbean)
NO Northern oceans
OR Oriental Region (South Asia from Pakistan to Taiwan, plus Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and Greater Sundas)
PO Pacific Ocean
SA South America
SO Southern oceans
TO Temperate oceans
TrO Tropical oceans
IUCN Status Codes
EW Extinct in the wild
CR Critically Endangered
NT Near Threatened
LC Least Concern
DD Data deficient
NE Not evaluated
PE Probably extinct (informal)
PEW Probably extinct in the wild (informal)