Lapland Longspur

Other Names: Lapland Bunting

Distribution: arctic tundra in summer; temperate Northern Hemisphere forests in winter.

Lapland Longspur distribution range map

Description:

Size: 39-47 cm in length with a 65-82 cm wingspan.

Plumage:  Breeding males have a black face, crown, and upper breast, chestnut neck, white underside, and brown and black streaking throughout. Females and non-breeding males are dull and without a distinct pattern, and are best identified by the black tail with white outermost feathers. The beak is yellow and the legs and eyes are black.

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Lapland Longspur

Lapland Longspur

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
greenland
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
notched-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
bold
streaks
wingbands
Sounds
high
Location
high perching
north in summer
Habitat
coasts
Forests
Grasslands
Color
brown
yellow
white
rust
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
longspurs and snow buntings - calcariidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species