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Old Sunday 18th August 2013, 21:26   #1
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Two-barred Crossbill or Common Crossbill Two-barred variant?
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location and date would be useful.

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Two-barred Crossbill or Common Crossbill Two-barred variant?
I would say wing-barred Common, for the following reasons:

Bird too big-headed/front-heavy for TBC;
Greater covert bar too narrow on inner coverts where its broadest on TBC;
Wings & tail black(ish) in TBC, not brown, contrasting more sharply with white wing bars;
Lacks obvious large, white tertial tips/fringes of TBC.

There are probably more but these are the most obvious, IMO.

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I would say wing-barred Common, for the following reasons:

Bird too big-headed/front-heavy for TBC;
Greater covert bar too narrow on inner coverts where its broadest on TBC;
Wings & tail black(ish) in TBC, not brown, contrasting more sharply with white wing bars;
Lacks obvious large, white tertial tips/fringes of TBC.

There are probably more but these are the most obvious, IMO.

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I would like to agree with Len.
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