Conservation status: Amber
The Scottish crossbill is a chunky, thick-set finch with a large head and substantial bill. It is very difficult to distinguish from the other members of the crossbill family. It is the UK's only endemic bird species (ie one found nowhere else in the world).
Where to see them
Confined to the Scots pine forests of the Scottish Highlands, both ancient Caledonian forest and new commercial plantations.
When to see them
All year round.
What they eat
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