Utah Bird Profile
 Red Crossbill - Loxia curvirostra

Name Roots: (Gr. loxos, "crooked" - L. curvirostra, "curved bill")

In Utah:   
by Eric Peterson

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a conifer at a height of 6-40 feet, in a cup nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an <B>omnivore: upper-canopy forager</B>. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a granivore: upper-canopy gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in ponderosa pine and mixed conifer habitats.
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