White-winged Crossbill
Loxia leucoptera
 (L 6.5" WS 10.5" Wt 0.91 oz)
Morton Arboretum
Lisle, IL
14Mar09
Can eat up to 3,000
conifer seeds in a day.
THE LEGEND OF THE CROSSBILL
And that bird is called the crossbill;
  Covered all with blood so clear,
In the groves of pine it singeth
  Songs, like legends, strange to hear.
  (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)