Scarlet Rosefinch, Carpodacus crythrinus. Rare visitor, mainly east coast and Shetland.
DESCRIPTION: 6 inches. Sexes differ. When seen in Britain birds are in brown autumn plumage, rather like female 30 but with two pale wing-
VOICE: Double canary-
HABITS: Shortnecked posture said to be characteristic, like small 23. British visitors occur in open, treeless country where they perch on fence-