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Synonyms for crossbill

finch with a bill whose tips cross when closed

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Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Contrary to previous beliefs, the red carotenoids that provide the red colouration in the Common Crossbill is synthesised in the bird's liver and not its skin, according to a new study.
They earn their name due to two prominent white wing bars, which common crossbills lack.
Common crossbills have been widely reported and there is definitely a major movement of these birds under way.