Red Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Fringilline & Cardueline Finches (Fringillidae)

Code 4

RECR

Code 6

LOXCUR

ITIS

HEAD

Red Crossbill Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Specialized
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to nearly black.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Red-orange
  • Forehead Color: Red-orange
  • Nape Color: Red-orange
  • Throat Color: Red-orange
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red Crossbill Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 14-17 cm (5.5-6.5 in)
  • Weight: 40 g (1.4 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Red, Brown
  • Underparts: Red-orange
  • Upperparts: Red-orange with brown streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Red Crossbill Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift bounding flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 25-27 cm (10-10.75 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Dark brown
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Gray-black
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X