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McCown's Longspur

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McCown's Longspur

Rhynchophanes mccownii
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Calcariidae
Basic Description

A songbird of barren ground, the McCown's Longspur is found in shortgrass prairie and overgrazed pastures of the Great Plains.

More ID Info
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Other Names
  • Escribano de Mccown (Spanish)
  • Plectrophane de McCown (French)
  • Cool Facts

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