Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Fringillidae > Genus: Loxia > Species: Loxia scotica

Scottish Crossbill - Loxia scotica Hartert, 1904

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 5 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A451


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
UK9002241 United Kingdom Cairngorms Map
UK9002561 United Kingdom Abernethy Forest Map
UK9002581 United Kingdom Kinveachy Forest Map
UK9002771 United Kingdom Glen Tanar Map
UK9002781 United Kingdom Ballochbuie Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bec-croisé d'Écosse French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Crociere di Scozia Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Crociere scozzese Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Cruza-bico-escocês Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Piquituerto Escocés Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Schotse Kruisbek Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Schottischer Kreuz-schnabel German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Schottischer Kreuzschnabel German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Scottish Crossbill English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Skotlanninkäpylintu Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Skotsk korsnäbb Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Skotsk korsnæb Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Bird action plan
CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:16670 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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