Finally one of the passengers caught the little fellow and it proved to be a crossbill.
The American, or Red, crossbill is the more common of our two.
Similarly, both the German varieties of crossbill commonly begin to sing before losing the plumage characteristic of youth.
The crossbill must be mentioned for the sake of the peculiarity indicated by its name.
A crossbill (loxia curvirostra) was killed last year in this neighbourhood.
The crossbill derives its name from having the tips of its bill crossed.
A Maine hunter was once shooting moose in the middle of January, when he came upon the nest of a crossbill, with the bird sitting.
Sometimes we find them in cones Snipper the crossbill has opened but hasn't picked all the seeds out of.
We had hoped to find in these forests a home of the Spanish crossbill, but not a sign of it rewarded our search.
The curious beak of a crossbill (Fig 6) is to pick seeds out of pine cones.