Smith's Longspur Identification

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Adult Description

  • Medium-sized sparrow-like bird.
  • Short, thick, pointed bill.
  • Long tail with white outer feathers.
  • Whitish wingbars.
  • Breeding male with orangish neck, chest, and belly, and black-and-white patterned face.
  • Female and winter male with dull, buffy belly and small white eyering.

Immature Description

Similar to female.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 5.9-6.7 in (15-17 cm)
    • Weight: 0.7-1.1 oz (20-32 g)