Lapland Longspur

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Scientific Information

Male Lapland Longspur
The Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds in wet areas with birch or willow, and or bare mountains, and winters on cultivated land or coasts. The bird is often seen close to the tree line, and likes to feed in mixed-species flocks in winter. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds. The nest is on the ground. 2-4 eggs are laid.

Community Information

Shishmaref

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Izrkaniisiq

Spoken Name

Relevant Site Information

These our busy little birds here in the Spring as they look for mates and search for food. They come in large numbers around the middle of May.

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