Red Crossbill - Loxia curvirostra

Length 5.5-7.9 in (14.0-20.0 cm)
Weight 0.8-1.9 oz (23-53 g)
Clutch Size 3-5
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, EU, AF, AS

The Red Crossbill is in the finch family. In Eurasia they are known as the Common Crossbill. They are found throughout the northern hemisphere and are mostly a resident bird.

Crossbills mandibles cross at the tips which aid in separating the scales of conifer cones and extracting the seeds for eating. The males are mostly red or orange and the females are green or yellow in coloration.

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