Chestnut-collared Longspur Identification

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Adult Description

  • Medium-sized sparrow-like bird.
  • Short, thick, pointed bill.
  • Tail white with black triangle in center.
  • Breeding male has black crown, chest, and belly, and deep chestnut nape.
  • Female and winter male grayish buff, with dusky streaks on back and sides.

Immature Description

Immature similar to female.
Relative Size

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  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 5.1-6.7 in (13-17 cm)
    • Weight: 0.6-0.8 oz (18-23 g)