Category Archive: Calcariidae

Dec 27 2011

Magnetic orientation of snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis), a species breeding in the high Arctic: passage migration through temperate-zone areas

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) Science Article 1 abstract Orientation tests were conducted with snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis) exposed to artificially manipulated magnetic fields, during both spring and autumn migration. Experiments were run under clear sunset skies and under simulated complete overcast. The birds closely followed experimental shifts of the magnetic fields during both seasons regardless …

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Jun 08 2011

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Calcariidae | [latin] Calcarius lapponicus | [UK] Lapland Longspur | [FR] Bruant Japon | [DE] Spornammer | [ES] Escribano Lapon | [NL] IJsgors Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Calcarius lapponicus NA, EU n c EU, s USA Calcarius lapponicus alascensis Calcarius lapponicus coloratus Calcarius …

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Jun 08 2011

McCowns Longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Calcariidae | [latin] Rhynchophanes mccownii | [UK] McCowns Longspur | [FR] Bruant a collier gris | [DE] McCown-Spornammer | [ES] Escribano de McCown | [NL] Mccowns IJsgors Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Calcarius mccownii Rhynchophanes mccownii NA c to n Mexico Physical charateristics Male, …

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Jun 08 2011

McKays Bunting (Plectrophenax hyperboreus)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Calcariidae | [latin] Plectrophenax hyperboreus | [UK] McKays Bunting | [FR] Bruant boreal | [DE] Bering-Schneeammer | [ES] Escribano de McKay | [NL] Mc.Kay’s Sneeuwgors Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Spiza hyperboreus Plectrophenax hyperboreus Plectrophenax hyperboreus NA Alaska Physical charateristics An Alaskan specialty. The …

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Jun 08 2011

Smiths Longspur (Calcarius pictus)

Smiths Longspur

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Calcariidae | [latin] Calcarius pictus | [UK] Smiths Longspur | [FR] Bruant de Smith | [DE] Smith-Spornammer | [ES] Escribano de Smith | [NL] Bonte IJsgors Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics A buffy longspur; warm buff on entire underparts. Tail edged with white, as in Vesper Sparrow (no dark band at …

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May 08 2011

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Calcariidae | [latin] Plectrophenax nivalis | [UK] Snow Bunting | [FR] Bruant des neiges | [DE] Schneeammer | [ES] Escribano Nival | [NL] Sneeuwgors Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Plectrophenax nivalis NA, EU n Mediterranean, s USA Plectrophenax nivalis insulae Plectrophenax nivalis nivalis Plectrophenax …

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