Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) at Troodos Mountains

The common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) is living on the island of Cyprus in the Troodos Mountains.


The plumage of male birds is greenish-orange colored and differs from the reddish plumage of the European species.


The food consists mainly of seeds of spruce and other conifers. So he needs also Water and Minerals to compled his Food.



Here are a few images from a male Crossbill

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