Lapland Longspur Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Small sparrowlike bird. Overall quite compact, with large head and relatively short tail. Wings relatively long.

    Relative Size

    Larger than an American Goldfinch, smaller than an American Robin.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.9-6.3 in (15-16 cm)
      • Weight: 0.8-1.2 oz (22.3-33.1 g)
      • Wingspan: 8.7-11.4 in (22-29 cm)