Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus Borkhausen (1793)
Appearance: Medium-sized finch red (adult males), yellowish-red (immature males) to greyish-green (females and juveniles) finch with distinctive mandibles curved and crossed at the tip.
Distribution: Northeast Scotland, Fennoscandia, Estonia and Northern Latvia, south to Eastern Lithuania. Scarce breeding bird in extreme Eastern Poland, east to Southwestern Siberia.
Taxonomy: Monotypic, N Europe to EC Russia
Object of study: Call types, dialects
Known call types (flight calls):
Irruptions: irregular southwards into North Central Europe
FiRN Needs: Sound recordings from the entire Eurasian geographic range would be appreciated.