Red Crossbill Images (Loxia curvirostra)

Female and Juveniles

female red crossbill

Red Crossbill (female)

female and juvenile red crossbill

Juvenile before the bill crossed

Juvenile Crossbill

juvenile crossbill


male crossbill

Red Crossbill

red crossbill

red crossbill

Red Crossbill (male)

Information; Cornell’s page on Red Crossbills

Information on Id’ing; The Crossed bill is the easiest method of identification. Usually these birds stray high in tree tops of pine trees but will when pine nuts are scarce will visit feeders. The juveniles bill crosses as early as eight weeks which allows for an easy identification.


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