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Red Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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BugEric
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BugEric

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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

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