Thursday, December 13, 2012

Red Crossbill

As promised ... Red Crossbill images from last week at Salisbury Beach State Park campground.

There are 7-9 "types" of Red Crossbill, which some consider to be separate species. Type 1-4 occur continent wide. Type 8 is found (rare) in Newfoundland. The remaining types are western. (Sibley) If anyone has any thoughts as to which type these photos represent, please offer your comment.

Red Crossbill (male)

Red Crossbill (female)

Family Quarrel??

Well, she seems to be ignoring him, whatever his complaint.

Red Crossbill (male) (l) & White-winged Crossbill (female) (r)
Good Birding!!

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