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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