Learn & discover What is the dawn chorus? Birdsong fact file Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis cabaret) Please note we are unable to source the bird song. Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis cabaret) Alert Status: RedIdentifying Features: Grey-brown bird with dark streaks & dark brown forked tail. In summer the males' cheeks, throat, breast & rump are pink with the females' being a duller pink. Average Length: 11.5 - 14.5 cmAverage Lifespan: 2 yearsAverage Wingspan: 20 - 25 cmBeak type: SeedsFeeding:Natural: Very small seeds and insectsHow to feed: Hanging feedersWhat to feed: Niger seedsNesting: In a tree, untidy cup-shaped nest made of twigs & grass, lined with feathers.Where to see: Scotland, northern England & Wales. Mostly found in woodland but known to visit gardens.