Chestnut-collared Longspur

Other Names: none

Distribution : dry prairieland of the American Midwest, north to Alberta and south to Texas.

Description:

Size: 14-17 cm in length.

Plumage: Adults have a streaked back and a white tail with a dark tip. Breeding males have black undersides, a chestnut neck, a yellow throat and a black crown. Females and non-breeding males have light brown underparts, a dark crown, brown wings and may have some chestnut on the neck. The beak is white and the eyes and legs are black.

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Chestnut-collared Longspur

Chestnut-collared Longspur

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
florida
idaho
illinois
iowa
kansas
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
saskatchewan
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
virginia
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
notched-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Behavior
flocks
forays
Markings
bold
crown
head
streaks
wingbands
Sounds
twittering
staccato
melodious
Location
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in winter
Habitat
agricultural
Forests
Grasslands
Color
black
blackandwhite
brown
yellow
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
longspurs and snow buntings - calcariidae
Conservation Status
Near Threatened