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Acanthis linaria
Linnet Lin"net (l[i^]n"n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS. l[=i]n flax; -- so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See Linen.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of fringilline birds of the genera Linota, Acanthis, and allied genera, esp. the common European species (L. cannabina), which, in full summer plumage, is chestnut brown above, with the breast more or less crimson. The feathers of its head are grayish brown, tipped with crimson. Called also gray linnet, red linnet, rose linnet, brown linnet, lintie, lintwhite, gorse thatcher, linnet finch, and greater redpoll. The American redpoll linnet (Acanthis linaria) often has the crown and throat rosy. See Redpoll, and Twite. Green linnet (Zo["o]l.), the European green finch.

Meaning of Acanthis from wikipedia

- Acanthis (not to be confused with Acanthus) may refer to: Acanthis, a genus of birds known as the redpolls Acanthis (mythology), figure in Gr**** mythology...
- them into birds. Acanthis thus became a thistle finch. In Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses, 7 recounts the whole story of Acanthis and her family's...
- The common redpoll or mealy redpoll (Acanthis flammea) is a species of bird in the finch family. It breeds somewhat further south than the Arctic redpoll...
- Scoliographa acanthis is a moth of the family Tortricidae first described by Edward Meyrick in 1920. It is found in India and Sri Lanka. Its larval food...
- Ibis. 108 (2): 183–216. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.1966.tb07267.x. Media related to Acanthis cabaret at Wikimedia Commons "Acanthis cabaret". Avibase....
- linnet in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae under the binomial name, Acanthis cannabina. The species was formerly placed in the genus Carduelis but based...
- The Arctic redpoll or ****y redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) is a bird species in the finch family Fringillidae. It breeds in tundra birch forest. It has...
- red markings on their heads. They are placed in the genus Acanthis. The genus name Acanthis is from the Ancient Gr**** akanthis, a name for a small now-unidentifiable...
- Limbobotys acanthi is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Zhang and Li in 2013. It is found in China (Hainan). "GlobIZ search". Global...
- The Warsangli linnet (Linaria johannis) is a species of finch in the family Fringillidae. It is found only in Somaliland. Its natural habitats are subtropical...