Red Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra - Bec-croisé des sapins

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Fringillidés

  • Genus
    :

    Loxia

  • Species
    :

    curvirostra

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 20 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 27 à 29 cm.
  • Weight
    : 40 à 53 g
Longevity

4 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) is a species of bird in the Fringillidae family.

Subspecific information 20 Subspecies

  • Loxia curvirostra curvirostra (n, w and c Europe to ne Siberia and n Mongolia)
  • Loxia curvirostra balearica (c and s Spain, Balearic Is.)
  • Loxia curvirostra corsicana (Corsica)
  • Loxia curvirostra poliogyna (s Italy, nw Africa)
  • Loxia curvirostra guillemardi (e Balkans and Turkey to the Caucasus and s Ukraine)
  • Loxia curvirostra altaiensis (ne Kazakhstan, sw Siberia and w Mongolia)
  • Loxia curvirostra tianschanica (se Kazakhstan to Tajikistan and nw China)
  • Loxia curvirostra himalayensis (Himalayas to s China)
  • Loxia curvirostra meridionalis (s Vietnam)
  • Loxia curvirostra japonica (se Siberia, ne China, Korea, Sakhalin and Kuril Is. and Japan)
  • Loxia curvirostra luzoniensis (Luzon. n Philippines.)
  • Loxia curvirostra minor (se Canada and ne USA)
  • Loxia curvirostra percna (Newfoundland)
  • Loxia curvirostra sitkensis (coastal s Alaska to coastal w USA)
  • Loxia curvirostra bendirei (inland sw Canada and inland nw USA)
  • Loxia curvirostra benti (c Rocky Mts.. wc USA.)
  • Loxia curvirostra sinesciuris (South Hills and Albion Mts.. Idaho in nw USA.)
  • Loxia curvirostra grinnelli (wc to sw USA)
  • Loxia curvirostra stricklandi (sw USA to s Mexico)
  • Loxia curvirostra mesamericana (Guatemala and Belize to Nicaragua)

Foreign names

  • Bec-croisé des sapins,
  • Piquituerto común,
  • Cruza-bico,
  • Fichtenkreuzschnabel,
  • Keresztcsőrű,
  • Kruisbek,
  • Crociere comune,
  • Mindre korsnäbb,
  • Grankorsnebb,
  • krivonos smrekový,
  • křivka obecná,
  • Lille Korsnæb,
  • pikkukäpylintu,
  • trencapinyes comú,
  • Krossnefur,
  • krzyżodziób świerkowy,
  • egļu krustknābis,
  • krivokljun,
  • Клёст-еловик,
  • イスカ,
  • 红交嘴雀,
  • 紅交嘴雀,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Temperate ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Urban Areas

Geographic range

Sources of information

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