Photo category:
Mountainous conifers - southern Bulgaria
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Common Crossbill
Passerine Birds
Mountainous conifers (southern Bulgaria) diorama

Photo of the Common Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra, which is characterized by its crossing mandibles that assist in breaking cones. It lives in mountainous conifer forests. The males have a bright red colour, whereas females have a grey-green colour.