December 2013 – vol. 106, issue 12, pp 708–736 Andy Stoddart Abstract For taxonomists and birders alike, redpolls have long posed complex problems. This paper reviews our progress in solving those problems. It summarises the history and nature of the taxonomic debates and, for each form, describes its currently understood identification criteria and British status, both historical and present-day. A particular effort is made to disentangle ... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.