Red Crossbill (Appalachian or type 1)

Loxia curvirostra (type 1)

ML127553241


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Tom Preston
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eBird Checklist S50533519
Floyd Bennett Field
Kings, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.5923, -73.8914 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
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Observation details

Rare. There were several reports around the region throughout November, including 11/11 and 11/21 at this location. However, area reports have slowed down recently. with none for 7 days. While in Ecology Village. I heard a call I thought might be Red Crossbill, went closer to investigate, and was able to view the bird well, and get a recording. It was a bulky red finch with darker wings, large bill, crossed at the tips. A couple of Goldfinches, a Pine Siskin, and a few chickadees were nearby,; they can be heard on the recording. Matt Young and Tim Spahr at Cornell identified this as Type 1 (Appalachian). Most other recent birds whose recordings were analyzed were Type 10 (Sitka Spruce), here at Floyd and also in New England. There is also one record from MA of Type 1 on 12/6. Matt adds "Type 1 is fairly rare coastally" There's an interesting article on eBird about crossbill types at: https://ebird.org/news/crossbills-of-north-america-species-and-red-crossbill-call-types

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