Notes on a neglected colony of Twite in central England

Published on 15 June 2016 in Main articles

By Jamie Dunning, Roy Frost, Steve Christmas and Mick Pearson

Abstract Although the vast majority of the Twite Linaria flavirostris breeding in Britain & Ireland occur in Scotland, small pockets of breeding Twite remain in other parts of the islands. The small population in the Derbyshire Peak District now appears separated from the birds in the Pennines, at least in the breeding season. This short paper reviews what is known about the Derbyshire population, both historically and currently.

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Colour-ringed juvenile Twites in Derbyshire, August 2015. Peter Welch

Colour-ringed juvenile Twites in Derbyshire, August 2015. Peter Welch