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    White-winged Crossbill

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    White-winged Crossbill

    Loxia leucoptera
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Fringillidae
    Basic Description

    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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    Other Names
    • Piquituerto Aliblanco (Spanish)
    • Bec-croisé bifascié (French)
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