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Red Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra


About the size of a House Finch, if not slightly smaller. Females yellowish, males reddish. Note distinctive crossed mandibles.


Riparian corridor in mountain foothills with mixed conifers and understory of shrubs like Gambel's Oak, Chokecherry.


Two pairs were seen. Images reflect one female and at least one male.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jan 2, 2018
Submitted on Jan 10, 2018

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