Slightly larger than the ordinary sparrow that inhabits the coniferous forested areas of the mountains.
Body length: 15-17 cm. It is named after a cross beak, which is used to dissolve cones.
The males have a red tinted body and brownish-green wings, as in the photo.
Red crossbill are calm and curious birds. In distress, their behavior reminds them of parrots.
The staple food of the crossroads is uniform – different types of coniferous seed, beech acorn, sunflower, tree buds, rarely insects.