Snow Bunting


(Plectrophenax nivalis)

With a range similar to Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting is another breeder of the far north tundra and is seen in the lower 48 states only during the cold weather months when it lacks its distinctive black and white breeding plumage. In winter it is usually seen in small flocks, in a barren field or near the grassy edge of a beach, often with Horned Larks and Lapland Longspurs.


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