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|Linnets tend to form groups of up to 20 individuals during the breeding season, which lasts from mid-April to the beginning of August. Nests are built in dense hedges, scrub or thorny trees. A typical clutch consists of four to six eggs and two to three broods can be produced in a season. The female incubates the eggs for 11 to 13 days, after which both parents provide food for the chicks.|
Linnets are seed-eaters, feeding on over 46 types of seeds, a large proportion of which are from the cabbage family (2). The species gets its scientific and common names from its feeding habits; the generic name Carduelis derives from the Latin for thistle and 'linnet' derives from the Latin 'linum', which is flax, a seed plant that this bird once fed on
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- [2015-02-04 12:10]
HI Andy,The top of perfection to show us this magnificent linnet! A great capture,elegant pose and composition too,fantastic sharpness,exposure and bright colors too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2015-02-04 17:59]
Beautiful picture, Andy, and interesting note as well.
Nice one. Beautiful details.
- [2015-02-07 12:25]
splendide image, voilà un bon exemple à suivre. Superbes détails, plumage lumineux, pose parfaite.