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loxia curvirostra

  1. red crossbill (male)

    red crossbill (male)

  2. Red Crossbill

    Red Crossbill

  3. Red Crossbill

    Red Crossbill

    This is an adult male. Red Crossbills specialize in feeding on Pine Cones. The crossed bill tip seen here enables them to extract pine nuts from the cones. Crossbills are nomadic by nature with their populations shifting from year to year and season to season. They move in response to changes...
  4. Crossbills


  5. Male crossbill

    Male crossbill

  6. Crossbill


  7. Crossbills


  8. Crossbills


  9. Female red crossbills

    Female red crossbills

  10. Red Crossbill

    Red Crossbill

    Red Crossbills specialize in feeding on Pine Cones. They divide up into wandering populations with distinctive call-notes. These call-types do not map neatly onto described subspecies partly because these nomads have no fixed home breeding range. I made a voice recording which has been...
  11. red crossbill (female)

    red crossbill (female)

    busily feeding on the cones
  12. Red Crossbill male

    Red Crossbill male

  13. Red Crossbill female

    Red Crossbill female

  14. 259- Loxia curvirostra Common Crossbill- 14 décembre 2019.jpg

    259- Loxia curvirostra Common Crossbill- 14 décembre 2019.jpg

    Bec-croisé des sapins - Loxia curvirostra - Common Crossbill
  15. Common crossbill

    Common crossbill

  16. male red crossbill

    male red crossbill

  17. Common crossbills

    Common crossbills

    One more picture of my lovely encounter with these crossbills.
  18. Common crossbill

    Common crossbill

    Met some lovely youngsters today.
  19. Common crossbill

    Common crossbill

  20. Common Crossbill juv.  ♂

    Common Crossbill juv. ♂

  21. Common Crossbill ♂

    Common Crossbill ♂

  22. Common Crossbill / Red Crossbill

    Common Crossbill / Red Crossbill

  23. ... I was at the office ...

    ... I was at the office ...

    where I'd noticed that the Nutcrackers had not come for the pine cones outside my office window this year, nor were they likely to come for them now the cones had gone totally ripe and were opening up, but ...
  24. Red Crossbill yawning

    Red Crossbill yawning

  25. Crossbill male

    Crossbill male