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Red crossbill (female)
Loxia curvirostra

Red crossbill (female)
Red crossbill (female)
Red crossbill (female)
Red crossbill (female)

Size: 6 inches
Overall Color: grayish olive and gray
Occurrence: coniferous woods
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: cup on tree branch 6 to 40 ft up
Field Identification: olive/grayish overall, no wing bars, crossed bill
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 84 Fringillidae (finches,crossbills,grosbeaks,siskins,goldfinches)
Genus: Loxia
Species: curvirostra

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