Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Some interesting Crossbills

Lee Evans comments:
"These two female-type crossbills were seen very well at Jackdaw Hill, Lidlington, recently. My attention was drawn to them by their very low guttural sounds and melodic phrases - typical sounds most commonly made by Parrot Crossbills!
Both birds had a large head and evenly-thick mandibles, with no overlap/crossing of the bill tip. They were most likely Common Crossbills of the eastern form, breeding in European Russia.
Best wishes
Many thanks to Robert Chapman for the accompanying images.

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