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Common Crossbill - Grankorsnebb - Loxia curvirostra
Mindre Korsnäbb - Lille Korsnæb - Pikkukäpylintu

Crossbills can be very difficult to identify and sometimes I just let them go unidentified. Some Common Crossbills can look very deep billed and very similar to Parrot Crossbill. In Øygarden this species can turn up at any time of year, often in large numbers.
Common Crossbill Common Crossbill
Skogsøy, Øygarden, November 2008 (SLR & 400mm telephoto lens) Tjeldstø, Øygarden, November 2008 (also through the living room window - SLR & 400mm telephoto lens)

& telephoto lens)
Female Common Crossbill feeding male
An unusual sight!! An adult female feeds a starving male on the back deck of a construction / survey vessel in the North Sea
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Common Crossbill

A rather deep-billed individual, Tjeldstø, Øygarden. 24 October 2005 (digiscoped through the living room window....)


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