Red crossbill at feeder in Canada


This video from Canada says about itself:

20 January 2017

A unique visitor stopped by the Ontario FeederWatch Cam this afternoon – a female Red Crossbill! Unlike males, female Red Crossbills aren’t actually red at all. Instead, the greenish-yellow plumage on their chest and rump is paired with a blackish-brown coloration on the wings and tail-feathers. This female does, however, showcase the species namesake crossbill – a thick, curved bill with crossed tips. These stocky finches use their specialized bills to pry open the cones of conifers and expose the nutritious seeds inside!

Thanks to our keen-eyed cam host, Tammie Hache, for the spot!

The FeederWatch cam is located in a residential neighborhood in Manitouwadge, Ontario.

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