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Lucas, Ohio, United States
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Passeriformes > Fringillidae

White-winged Crossbill

Loxia leucoptera

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Stocky, large-headed finch with unique crossed bill. Males are pinkish-red with black wings and two bold white wingbars. Females yellowish overall. Nomadic; breeds at any time of year, whenever there is enough food available. Prefers spruce cones. Red Crossbill also has a crossed bill, but is duller overall without white wingbars. Often in small flocks. Rarely visits feeders.

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