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Red Crossbill --(Loxia curvirostra) (39929 bytes)

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Red Crossbill
Loxia curvirostra

Despite the name, females of this species are yellow. I never had noticed a crossbill in Sitka before this year (that says more about me than them), but I have seen lots of them over the last couple of weeks. They have been frequenting the trees near our house. Perhaps there was an abundant crop of cones.

Location: Hillcrest Drive, Sitka, Alaska

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