red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra), two-barred crossbill (Loxia leucoptera), common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
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Author Johns, C. A.; Visger, Jean Allen (Pinder) Owen
Full title British birds in their haunts ... Edited, revised, and annotated by J.A. Owen ... Illustrated with 64 coloured plates by William Foster. With a glossary of common and provincial names and of technical terms.
The red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae, also known as the common crossbill in Eurasia. Crossbills have distinctive mandibles, crossed at the tips, which enable them to extract seeds from conifer cones and other fruits.
The two-barred crossbill (Loxia leucoptera), known as the white-winged crossbill in North America, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It has two subspecies, white-winged crossbill Loxia leucoptera leucoptera in North America, and two-barred crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata in NE Europe and N Asia.
The common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, Cuculiformes, which includes the roadrunners, the anis and the coucals. This species is a widespread summer migrant to Europe and Asia, and winters in Africa.