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Red Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

Description:

Small, mostly red bird with a upper and lower mandible that cross at the tips.

Habitat:

Right outside a coffee shop in town in the mountains.

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9 Comments

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Wow!

triggsturner
triggsturner 7 years ago

Great photos Ashley. Beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing.
Robert

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

I am in love with the first picture! It's frame worthy!

Great series Ashley,these crossbills are awesome,congrats and thanks for sharing

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

They were, Daniele! Still have some more to upload :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Great birds you saw in Colorado Ashley!

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Thanks guys! A super cool bird for sure!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 7 years ago

Great shots! I've never seen that kind of bill on a finch before. I understand it's evolved that way to eat seeds out of pine cones...I love pic 1 and 3 showing the crossed over bill. Thank you for sharing Ashley!

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 7 years ago

Ooh! That's a target here in my own county. Cool shot!

AshleyT
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AshleyT

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Mar 6, 2015
Submitted on Mar 10, 2015

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