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This is the female red crossbill. She is a pale yellow-gray sparrow-sized bird with a pale yellow chest and light gray patch on the throat. Has a long pointed crossed bill with dark brown wings and a short dark brown tail. She looks completely different from the male who is dusty red to orange in color. This is a first spotting of this bird.
This bird lives in the Dakotas and is a non-migrator. This bird was spotted in the campground that is located in the Black Hills National Forest in Keystone South Dakota.