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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lapland Longspur winters in open fields across the US

Photo by Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
From November to March, Lapland Longspurs arrive from their wet meadows in the Arctic tundra to wheel about in large numbers over fields looking for waste grain. Flocks can be inconspicuous until they erupt suddenly into the sky. They arrive in their mottled, brownish, drab non-breeding plumage. In the spring they grow bold black crown, face and bib feathers for the breeding season.
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