Latin name: Carduelis cannabina
The Common Linnet is one of a suite of bird species that favour moorland fringe habitats. In particular this species likes areas of suitable scrub woodland on the moorland fringe.
It is hoped that increased bird recording through involvement in the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) will improve our knowledge of a range of upland bird species in the Dales.
The population of this species is thought to be declining in the UK. In 2007 it became a UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority species and in 2011 it was added to Nature in the Dales: 2020 Vision the second biodiversity action plan for the Yorkshire Dales National Park.