Boreal ForestThe great belt of coniferous trees which stretches right across the northern continents to the south of the zone of Arctic tundra. It is often called the 'taiga'. Birds of the Boreal Forest which regularly winter in the British Isles include the Redwing Turdus iliacus and the Crossbill Loxia curvirostra.
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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