Examples from the Web for crossbill
Neither did Anton's crossbill, which dwelt in the stube, have a much happier fate.
Similarly, both the German varieties of crossbill commonly begin to sing before losing the plumage characteristic of youth.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
A Maine hunter was once shooting moose in the middle of January, when he came upon the nest of a crossbill, with the bird sitting.The Children's Book of Birds|Olive Thorne Miller
I have even in the same nest found some as small as red-breasts, and others as large as a crossbill.The Natural History of Cage Birds|J. M. Bechstein
The Crossbill usually builds its nest in a cone-bearing tree and does not always choose the most inconspicuous locality.