The twite is a small, brown finch closely related to the linnet, but with a longer tail and stubbier bill. Its back is tawny, heavily streaked with dark brown and is white below with dark-brown streaks on its flanks. The rump is pink on males but brown on females. Like the linnet, it feeds on seeds year-round.
What they eat:
- UK breeding:
- 10,000 pairs
- UK wintering:
- 100,000-150,000 birds (incl. Ireland)