Two-barred Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) - HBW 15, p. 604
French: Bec-croisé bifascié
Spanish: Piquituerto Aliblanco
Other common names: White-winged Crossbill
Taxonomy: Loxia leucoptera J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Hudson Bay, Canada, and New York, USA.
Previously treated as conspecific with L. megaplaga, but differs in plumage details; recent genetic analysis indicates that the two are better treated as separate species. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- bifasciata ( C. L. Brehm, 1827) - E Finland, NW & N Russia (Kola Peninsula E in broad band through Siberia to Sea of Okhotsk, S to C Urals, L Baikal area, Yablonovy Mts and W Amurland), probably also extreme NE China (N Heilongjiang); winters also S to NE Europe (irregular), NE China (Liaoning & Hebei) and S Siberia.
- leucoptera J. F. Gmelin, 1789 - Alaska and C & S Canada E to C & E Quebec, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, S in USA to N Washington, N Wisconsin and S Maine; in winter also S to S Minnesota, N Ohio, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 20 videos
Eating ground salt snow Locality Minnesota, USA (United States) (ssp leucoptera)
Malcolm Mark Swan 8 January 2010 4 years ago 1 min 1 sec 4.4
A front view of a female extracting seed from a berry then eating it. Locality Botanic Garden Toyen, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp bifasciata )
Eric Roualet 1 December 2013 19 weeks ago 25 sec 4.3
A male feeding on Norway Spruce cones. Locality Maryland, USA (United States)
Robert Schaefer 3 February 2009 4 years ago 47 sec 4.3
A male feeding on cones of a Norway Spruce. Locality Maryland, USA (United States)
Robert Schaefer 3 February 2009 4 years ago 33 sec 4.3
A female feeding on cones of a Norway Spruce. Locality Maryland, USA (United States)
Robert Schaefer 2 February 2009 4 years ago 25 sec 4.2
A close up of female foraging Locality Botanic Garden Toyen, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp bifasciata )
Eric Roualet 1 December 2013 19 weeks ago 16 sec 4
PhotosSee all 7 photos
Male White-winged Crossbill and 7 others were feeding on small pine cone in my backyard this was the best photo I was able to ge
Locality Irondequoit, Monroe County, New York, USA (United States)
Brian Kuebel 1 year ago 4.3
An adult male on a rail.
Locality Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (ssp leucoptera)
Ken Havard 20 August 2007 13 weeks ago 3.6
A young bird in a larch
Locality Labytnangi, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Eastern Russia, Russia
Laurent Demongin 27 June 2010 3 years ago 3.6
Locality Varanger Peninsula, Finnmark County, Norway
pascal christe 6 August 2013 34 weeks ago 3.5
Occasionally migrating to Helsinki region
Locality Southern Finland Province, Finland
Ahvenainen 2 January 2009 3 years ago 3.4
Male foraging on the ground in a blossoming apple orchard.
Locality Utah, USA (United States)
manakin 16 May 2009 4 years ago 2.5
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A female calling Locality Botanic Garden Toyen, Oslo & Akershus, Norway
(ssp bifasciata )
Eric Roualet 25 November 2013 17 weeks ago 4
A female calling Locality Labytnangi, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Eastern Russia, Russia
Laurent Demongin 27 June 2010 3 years ago 3
Several birds calling Locality Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
Andrew_Davis 5 January 2007 4 years ago 2