Parrot Crossbill (Loxia pytyopsittacus) ?

Gestart door damian.ludwikowski, december 22, 2013, 09:02:33 AM

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I would like to know which species this is
It concerns this sighting
Parrot Crossbill - Loxia pytyopsittacus observed at 2013-12-21 Maashorst - 3 Vennen

Through the viewfinder it was impossible to distinguish them, but on the picture displayed on computer screen the difference is significant. The bird below which I think that is Parrot Crossbill looks massive in comparison to the Common Crossbill above.
Thanks in advance Damian Ludwikowski


Don't you have any more pictures Damian? I see what you mean (the bird looks clearly bigger with a larger head and thicker neck) but it should not be the first time that a picture shows a wrong 'image'. Besides the bill looks not that big but on the other hand it's partly hidden by twigs, so more photo's could help..


"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead...
Remember what the dormouse said: feed your head!"
Grace Slick in 'White Rabbit'


I have added another one picture of this bird (again the subject below), as well as enlarged of previous upload. Quality is poor because of 200% crop size from original image.