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A winter visitor to Wareham Forest in seasons where the seeds further north are limited

Photograph by: 
Ian Ballam

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Common Name Crossbill
Scientific Name Loxia curvirostra
Species Group Birds Finches and Buntings
Status Occasional
Interest Level
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
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A stout finch with the unique crossed bill

Identification Notes
  • Almost invariably seen around conifers 
  • They are gregarious birds and are usually seen in flocks
  • Males are reddish in colour, females are green
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