496. Loxia pityopsittacus

496. SUBSP. LOXIA PITYOPSITTACUS.
Loxia pityopsittacus, Bechst. Orn. Taschenb. p. 106 (1802) ; Naum, iv. p. 339, Taf. 109, tigs. 1-3 ; Gould, B. of E. iii. pl. 201 ; id. B. of Gt. Brit. iii. pl. 46 ; Newton, ii. p. 207 ; Dresser, iv. p. 121, pl. 202 ; Sharpe, Cut. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 436 ; Saunders, p. 202.
Bec-croise Perroquet, French ; Kiefern-Kreuzschnabel, German ; Groote Kruisbek, Dutch ; Stor-Korsnoeb, Dan. ; Furukorsnoeb, Norw. ; Storre Korsnabb, Swed. ; Iso-Kapylintu, Iso-Ristinokka, Finn. ; Klestsosnovik, Russ.
Male ad. (N. Sweden). Differs from L. curvirostra merely in being larger, and having a stouter and stronger bill, the height of the bill at base being 0.6, and the width of the lower mandible at base 0.5, against 0.5 and 0.4 in L. curvirostra. Culmen 1.0. wing 4.2, tail 2.8, tarsus 0.75 inch.
Hab. Europe north of the Mediterranean and west of the Ural ; of rare occurrence in Great Britain.
In habits, note, and nidification it closely resembles L. curvi┬Črostra, but its note is louder, and its nest and eggs rather larger, the eggs measuring about 0.93 by 0.68.
The present form does not appear to have been met with in Asia or North America but is, apparently, confined to Europe.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
496. Loxia pityopsittacus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
496
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
340
M_ID: 
30989
M_CN: 
Parrot Crossbill
M_SN: 
Loxia pytyopsittacus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10945

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