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Crossbill


Crossbill
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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-10-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D850, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-02 3:44
Viewed: 151
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red crossbill or common crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)


The crossbill is a genus, Loxia, of birds in the finch family (Fringillidae), with six species. These birds are characterised by the mandibles with crossed tips, which gives the group its English name. Adult males tend to be red or orange in colour, and females green or yellow, but there is much variation.
Crossbills are specialist feeders on conifer cones, and the unusual bill shape is an adaptation which enables them to extract seeds from cones. These birds are typically found in higher northern hemisphere latitudes, where their food sources grow. They erupt out of the breeding range when the cone crop fails. Crossbills breed very early in the year, often in winter months, to take advantage of maximum cone supplies.

I took this photo from a hide in Lemele (HBN hide 3)

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Nice bird with great details.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 89 N: 15611] (65309)
  • [2019-03-02 12:05]

Hi Zeno,great capture of this bird drinking,i like the perspective and the colorful composition,great sharpness too. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Zeno, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

A beautiful capture of the bird drinking water, Zeno.
The picture is well composed with fine DOF.
Ram

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-03-03 2:17]

Hallo Zeno,
Duidelijk te zien dat deze is genomen vanuit een vogelhut. Een klasse foto in prima scherpte en mooi licht. De kruisbek staat nog steeds op mijn wensenlijstje.
Groet,
Peter

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 0 N: 434] (8575)
  • [2019-03-03 22:15]

beautiful..

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