genus Loxia


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Noun1.genus Loxia - crossbillgenus Loxia - crossbill        
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Fringillidae, Fringillidae - finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings
crossbill, Loxia curvirostra - finch with a bill whose tips cross when closed
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Crossbills (genus Loxia) are north-temperate zone finches that specialize on an unpredictable food source, conifer seeds (see McCabe and McCabe 1933, Lack 1944, Southern 1945, Newton 1973, Benkman 1987b).