Range. - Northern North America, breeding in the Alleghanies and from northern Maine northward; winters to middle portions of the United States.
This species is rosy red with two white wing bars. Like the last, they are of a roving disposition and are apt to be found in any unexpected locality. Their nesting habits are the same as those of the American Crossbill, but the eggs average larger and the markings are more blotchy; size .80 x .55. .97 x .67.