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 Twite on a 'stook'of oats
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Image details:  
Image Description: Twite on a 'stook'of oats
Image notes: The change in crofting habits has lead to a decline in this species.
Species in Image: Twite
Date: 1973
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc02022

General details:  
Common Name Twite
Latin Name Carduelis flavirostris
Shetland Name Lintie
Latin Group Name Passeriformes
Latin Family Name Fringillidae
Common Family Name Finches
Description Fairly common breeding resident and summer visitor. There has been a considerable decrease in the Shetland population since the early 20th century, though there is little data to quantify this as numbers were not taken until the 1980s.
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