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Category: Calcariidae

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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