Lapland Longspur Identification

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Adult Description

  • Medium-sized sparrow-like bird.
  • Short, thick, pointed bill.
  • White outer tail feathers.
  • Rufous patch in wings.
  • Streaked sides.
  • Smudge on breast.
  • Breeding male with black face and chest, yellowish eyestripe, and rufous nape.

Immature Description

Similar to adult.
Relative Size

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  • 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)