Common Linnet ( Carduelis cannabina )
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The common linnet is spread throughout the western Europe and it also can be found in north-western parts of Africa. During summer it is a resident in northern parts of Europe, however it is absent in northern parts of Scandinavia, because of the lower temperatures in comparison to the rest of Europe.
Carduelis cannabina has got a grey head with a red crown on it. The back and the wings are brown, whereas the sides of the chest are red. There is a white area on the breasts. There is a difference between the sexes - the hens are duller and have short grey bill. The nest is situated on the tree and made of vegetation, sticks and twigs. They feed on different kinds of seeds, vegetation, small invertebrates etc.