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This White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) is a young male who has yet gained all of his adult pink plumage. In this photo some of the pink feathers are evident.

Named for their crossed mandibles these finches wander endlessly in search of food as they extract seeds from cones.



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  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 3 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Many thanks Rick!

    – DigitallyStill

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Quite a little beauty too. Excellent capture.

  • From one extreem (never finding and seeing them) to a flock that was rather tame. ;-) Glad you like this one Bunny. Many thanks!


    – DigitallyStill

  • Stephen Stephen
    Stephen Stephenover 3 years ago

    Wonderful close-up Francine.

  • Talk about opportunity knocking… ;- ) Many thanks Stephen.

    – DigitallyStill

  • Barbara Sparhawk
    Barbara Sparhawkover 3 years ago

    That’s so beautiful. The colors around the nest and the keenly disguised bird, you can see him thinking, are incredibly fine. You’ve even caught a blush on his chest.

  • Thank you so very much Barbara. You are so very kind! I’m so glad you like this one and have added it to your favs. Thanks a million!


    – DigitallyStill

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