Genus LOXIA

The genus Loxia contains one Indian species of Finch which may be recognized at a glance by the peculiar structure of the bill, in which the tips of the mandibles cross each other. The plumage of the male is red and that of the female greenish. In Loxia the wing is very long, reaching to a considerable distance beyond the middle of the tail.

The Crossbills feed chiefly on seeds from the cones of various pine-trees, for the extraction of which their bill is specially adapted.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus LOXIA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
208
M_ID: 
30988
M_SN: 
Loxia
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1029

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