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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...
- 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...
- The common redpoll (Acanthis flammea) is a species of bird in the finch family. It breeds somewhat further south than the Arctic redpoll, also in habitats...
- The Arctic redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni), known in North America as the ****y redpoll, is a bird species in the finch family Fringillidae. It breeds in...
- them into birds. Acanthis thus became a thistle finch. In Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses, 7 recounts the whole story of Acanthis and her family's...
- linnet in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae under the binomial name, Acanthis cannabina. The genus name linaria is the Latin for a linen-weaver, from...
- 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....
- Linariacontains four species including the twite and three linnets Acanthiscontains three redpolls Loxiacontains six crossbills Chrysocorythus...
- of Hippodamia, was father to Anthus, Erodius, Schoenous, Acanthus and Acanthis. Because Autonous neglected husbandry, the land they lived in produced...
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