Red Crossbills forage for salt within the intertidal zone

Gordon Oliphant

1249 Camrose Crescent, Victoria, B.C., V8P 1N3;

Abstract:  In 2007 August, a flock of Red Crossbills (Loxia curvirostra) was observed extracting and eating crystallized sea salt that had been deposited in a knot of a weathered tree trunk within the intertidal zone in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Key words: Red Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra, forage, salt, intertidal, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Maplewood Flats Bird Sanctuary.

PDFicon Oliphant, G. 2008. Red Crossbills forage for salt within the intertidal zone. British Columbia Birds18:30-31.


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