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Lapland Longspur

Calcarius lapponicus ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: CALCARIIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A common songbird of the Arctic tundra, the Lapland Longspur winters in open fields across much of the United States and southern Canada.

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Calls

  • song, call
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Song a series of loud, squeaky, jingling notes. Calls a variety of zeeps, chips, and rattles. Alarm note a wheezy "tee-hu."

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