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Red Crossbill

Kingdom: Animalia    Phylum: Chordata   Class: Aves (Birds)    Order: Passeriformes    Family: Fringillidae

Red Crossbill
Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) is a local resident in Himalayas. Size: 17 cm

Identification: Large bill with crossed tips. Short, forked tail. Distinctive call note often given in flight. Most often found in pine trees. Male: Dull red head and body with blackish wings and tail. Female: Dull gray plumage with dull yellow crown, breast and rump. Juveniles resemble females but more heavily streaked.

Similar species: The Red Crossbill is similar to the White-winged Crossbill but lacks wing bars and has a larger bill.

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