Twite (Carduelis flavirostris)

Medium sized finch frequently confused with Linnet. Twite have dark streaked plumage particularly the upperparts, males have a smart pink rump. In Winter, the bill is yellow with a dark tip, perhaps the easiest field character.

Twite rear side on cu Salthouse 9 11 14 IMG_2078

Twite rear side on cu Salthouse 9 11 14  IMG_2078



Twite rear side on cu hint rump Salthouse 9 11 14 IMG_2092

Twite rear side on cu hint rump Salthouse 9 11 14 IMG_2092



Twite rear side on cu Salthouse 9 11 14 IMG_2070

Twite rear side on cu Salthouse 9 11 14  IMG_2070



Twite side on vcu Salthouse 9 11 14 IMG_2110

Twite side on vcu Salthouse 9 11 14  IMG_2110



Twite side on cu hint rump Salthouse 9 11 14 IMG_2107

Twite side on cu hint rump Salthouse 9 11 14  IMG_2107



Twite side on cu Salthouse 9 11 14 IMG_2098

Twite side on cu Salthouse 9 11 14  IMG_2098



Twite side on cu Salthouse 9 11 14 IMG_2105

Twite side on cu Salthouse 9 11 14  IMG_2105



Twite male railings Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7508

Twite male railings Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7508



Twite male railings Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7504

Twite male railings Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7504



Twite male railings Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7491

Twite male railings Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7491



Twite male preening red rump Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7481

Twite male preening red rump Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7481



Twite male posing Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7459

Twite male posing Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7459



Twite male feeding red rump Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7539

Twite male feeding red rump Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7539



Twite male feeding head on Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7520

Twite male feeding head on Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7520



Twite male feeding Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7544

Twite male feeding Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7544



Twite male Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7538

Twite male Craigside 2 3 10 IMG_7538



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