In addition, the Scot-tish crossbill (L. scotica) of Scotland is considered a There are two groups of crossbills globally. Crossbill, Parrot Crossbill, Other species from the same family The Two-barred Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera bifasciata)in Eurasia, the White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera leucoptera) in the northern boreal forests of North America, and the Hispaniolan Crossbill (Loxia megaplaga) endemic → Distribution map (Finnish Breeding Bird Atlas, Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki. Two-barred Crossbill or White-winged Crossbill, Loxia leucoptera Larch Larix species, particularly L. sibirica, L. gmelinii, L. laricina and (in North America) also Hemlock Tsuga Hispaniolan Crossbill , Loxia megaplaga (previously treated as a race of Two-barred Crossbill) Population justification: The European population is estimated at 1,500,000-4,260,000 pairs, which equates to 3,000,000-8,510,000 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015). One group is comprised of three distinct taxa with white wing bars. Licence: CC 3.0) Other species from the same genus. Europe forms approximately 10% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 30,000,000-85,100,000 mature individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed. In sum: Parrot Crossbill; hard attack, soft ending, Crossbill… Two-barred crossbills have brown legs, pale brown beaks and dark brown irises. They do not provide with precise location but only give an idea of species global distribution. It feeds by flying from cone to cone, and can often be seen in larges flocks near the treetops, although it regularly comes down to pools to drink. two-barred crossbill (L. bifasciata) on Siberian larch (Larix siberica), the parrot crossbill (L. pytyopsitta-cus) on Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), and the common crossbill (L. curvirostra) on Norway spruce (Picea abies) (Cramp & Perrins, 1994). Posture less erect than Crossbill, which, together with short tail, contributes to the front heavy impression. Sound: Contact call similar to Crossbill's "chepp", but is on average deeper and lacks the "cut-off" ending of each call. Image Source Scientific facts Scientific nameLoxia leucopteraMass29 g (Adult)PhylumChordataHigher classificationCrossbill Description Two-barred Crossbills are somewhat minor than Crossbills and have more slim beaks, which are still comparatively robust and crossed. The common crossbill is a large finch of conifer woodlands, so-named for its bizarre, cross-tipped bill, which it uses to prise out and eat the seeds from pine cones. Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera - Bec-croisé bifasci ... Distribution maps should be very cautiously looked at.