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White-winged Crossbill

Loxia leucoptera ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: FRINGILLIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A medium-sized finch of the boreal forest, the White-winged Crossbill is adapted for extracting seeds from the cones of coniferous trees. It moves large distances between years tracking the cone crop from place to place.

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Calls

Song is a series of trills interspersed with chirps and warbles. Call a very dry, rapid "chut-chut-chut-chut."

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