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Common Redpoll Family of Fringilid廥: Fringilid廥 count 140 species in the world, 89 in America. Identification Flamm Sizerin is a striped sparrow, of color gray-brown, with the black chin and the red face. The male is distinguished from the female by its chest dew. Like the Bunting of snows, flamm Sizerin is a bird of the Far North which visits us during the winter. In December, it goes down to the south until the medium from the United States and it goes up in March and April to go to nest in north. As it is held in group of 25-30, one sees it invading the mangers by devouring the remainders and sometimes the droppings of the other birds. Then, the diseases can affect it. Thus the last winter its corridor of migration in the north of Montreal became the corridor of death since one identified hundreds even miliers who succumbed to the salmonellose present in the mangers. One thus advises to clean his mangers at every week. Habitat and nesting to nest, it goes to north parallel 50e where it selected cracks, the undergrowth, small shrubs or foam on the ground. The interior of the nest is warmly papered with hair, fur, feathers and vegetable sleeping bag. The female ensures only the incubation of the 5 or 6?ufs during 10-12 days. During this time, the male nourishes it seed beakfuls or insects. When they are born, the small ones are gav廥 insects, flies, larvae and spiders. Then, the male will occupy itself of small during 10-12 more days, whereas the female already starts to prepare a new nest. With two broods per year, Sizerins are able to be maintained in spite of the cold, the predatory ones, the raptors and the diseases. Behavior In winter, in Laurentides, one regularly sees it with the mangers or in the forests of leafy trees or conifers. Thus for 2 weeks, we have had some nearly 40 who r瀺ent around the house, being replaced in turn to the thistle mangers. In group, it is a continual chirp and with the binoculars, which pleasure of seeing the details of its small black chin, its red cap and its finely graduated breast piece of a pink. When the weather is very cold, they gather in conifers or hide in snow to sleep. It then makes, -5 to -10 degrees, even if if outside it makes - 40 degrees. To see these charming visitors who spend the winter with us, it is enough to install a thistle manger or to visit a friend, a neighbor.

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