Chestnut-collared Longspur

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Chestnut-collared Longspur

Calcarius ornatus
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Calcariidae
Basic Description

The black belly of the breeding male Chestnut-collared Longspur makes it stand out when proclaiming its territory on its short-grass prairie home. In other seasons the male is as drab and sparrow-like as the female.

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Other Names
  • Escribano Collarejo (Spanish)
  • Plectrophane à ventre noir (French)
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