The Common Crossbill, also called the Red Crossbill in America, is a heavy finch native to pine forests
of Eurasia and North America. Like other Crossbills, the male is red and the female is brown, in this species a yellowy or greeny brown.
The large crossed bill is a special tool for extracting pine nuts from the cones. The photos are from Alexandra Makhnina in Kazakhstan and
are likely to be the Tien Shan subspecies.