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Synonyms for crossbill

finch with a bill whose tips cross when closed

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As such, the red crossbill is added to the list of permanent avian residents for Nuevo Leon.
During a visit to the area (24 [degrees]52'17"N, 100 [degrees]13'53"W) on 17 December 2006, six pairs of adult red crossbills were observed in a snow-covered pine forest at an elevation of 3,722 m.
Evolutionary differentiation in morphology, vocalizations, and allozymes among nomadic sibling species in the North American Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) complex.
We tested two hypotheses regarding the effects of spines of pine cone scales on foraging behavior by Red Crossbills.
The little flock of red crossbills and white-winged crossbills had alighted in a tall Norway spruce at the edge of the parking lot.
With birds like red crossbills, if you have that expectation, you're going to be fooled and fooled and fooled again.
Here, we consider the evolution of bill size of one sibling species of red crossbill (L.
Although the average bill depth of this Red Crossbill (type 3), which forages on western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) year-round, was identical to the optima for winter, the similarity between the two optima does not warrant conclusions regarding relative selection gradients.
The "Old Northeastern" subspecies of Red Crossbill.
Cryptic species of nomadic birds in the red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) complex of North America.
The common redpoll, like white-winged and red crossbills and the pine grosbeak, breeds to the edge of the tundra in North America, Europe and Asia.
5 Rock wren Salpinctes obsoletus 8 -- -- Unidentified wrens Troglodytidae 8 -- -- Western bluebird Sialia mexicana (a) 8 -- -- Western meadowlark Sternella neglecta (a) 8 -- -- Red crossbill Loxia curvirostraa 8 -- -- Pine siskin Carduelis pinus (a) 8 -- -- Evening grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus (a) 8 -- -- Spotted towhee Pipilio maculatus (a) 8 -- -- Unidentified passerines Passeriformes 9 -- -- Unidentified birds Aves 9 -- -- Other vertebrates Unidentified lizards Iguanidae 11 -- -- Unidentified bats Chiroptera ([greater than or equal to] species) 10 -- -- Unidentified rodents Rodentia 11 -- -- Usually 95% turbid CI Prey (214 surveys) Insects Large wasps -- -- Birds Gadwall Anas strepera 0.
But ''good'' birds included 4 white-winged crossbills, 2 red crossbills, an evening grosbeak, a fox sparrow, 8 winter wrens, a merlin, 7 pileated woodpeckers, 2 saw-whet owls and 2 red-shouldered hawks.
107:555-557) reported a drastic change in coloration in Red Crossbills (Loxia curvirostra) in a feeding experiment with huge quantities of carotenoids.
Central Massachusetts birders also report seeing white-winged and red crossbills.
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