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Chestnut-collared Longspur

Calcarius ornatus ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: CALCARIIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

The black belly of the breeding male Chestnut-collared Longspur makes it stand out when proclaiming its territory on its short-grass prairie home. In other seasons the male is as drab and sparrow-like as the female.

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