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Occurrence of the Red Crossbill (Loxia Curvirostra Minor) in Southern Idaho

L. E. Wyman
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
3 (May-June)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1911
Pages: 
108

Occurrence of the Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra minor) in Southern Idaho

While this bird should be, and probably is, common, or at least not rare, among the conifers of the mountains, it apparently seldom strays into this section of the Boise Valley. Last October I saw a small flock of birds passing overhead and heard the familiar note of the Crossbill. The flock alighted in a Lombardy poplar and a shot brought down a Crossbill and a House Finch. As nearly as I could determine without glasses, the Crossbill was the only bird of its species in the flock, the rest being House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus frontalis).

L. E. WYMAN.

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