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Smith's Longspur

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Smith's Longspur

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

A brightly patterned songbird of the subarctic tundra, the Smith's Longspur winters only in the center of the United States.

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

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