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Continued: Winter finches come for dinner

  • Article by: VAL CUNNINGHAM , Contributing Writer
  • Last update: January 22, 2013 - 4:50 PM

More about winter finches

Crossbills in action

Watch white-winged crossbills using their unusual beaks to feed on cone seeds in this Cornell Lab of Ornithology video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NvU8WG9bg0.

Finch sounds

Winter finches often are heard before they’re seen, so here is a sound guide.

Pine grosbeaks have a lovely song: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/pine_grosbeak/sounds.

Common redpolls add some digital-sounding notes: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/common_redpoll/sounds.

Red crossbills sound a bit like parrots: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/red_crossbill/sounds.

Pine siskins chatter like goldfinches: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pine_Siskin/sounds.

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