Loxia curvirostra

Although a common bird in conifer forests, Common Crossbill (Σταυρομύτης) is not an easy species to photograph. After several photos in their habitat, with bad light conditions, i managed a descent shot in an unexpected place, the “artificial” human habitat, of the Elatia forest village.
The male of Common Crossbill, in difference with all i know, has variable colors, from brick red to greyish green. If someone knows the reasons why existing this variety in males color …



~ by Sterna hirundo on 15/08/2012.

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