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White-Winged Crossbill

 

Length: 6-6.75 inches. Song: sweet, sweet, sweet, or chif-chif-chif, or peet.
Wingspan: 9.5-10.5 inches Behavior: Travels in small packs. Nests from early winter to spring.
Weight: forest, open fores, forest edge. Breeding: Monogamous. Solitary.
Habitat:   Population: Fairly common but erratic in conifer and mixed coniferous-deciduous forests.
Migration: Nonmigratory Feeders: Sunflower seeds
Appearance: Males are bright pink with a dusky band on the lower back. They are plumage pales during the winter. Females are buffy tan overall with heavy brown streaking.
Interesting Facts: Crossbills rarely are observed in large numbers in the U.S.

Compiled by Graham & Eli, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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