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Lapland Longspur -
(Calcarius lapponicus)

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  • Summer Males: mostly black face and chin, with reddish or rusty colored nape
  • Winter males light band above eye, less pronounced red on back of neck,subtle black streaks on breast
  • Winter female, similar to male, lacking red color on neck 


  • Open areas, fields, prairie

Additional Information

  • Nest in the tundra
  • Circumpolar species
  • Frequent winter species in Wisconsin
  • Often found with Horned Larks and/or Snow Buntings

Male Lapland Longspur with summer plumage

Winter Male Lapland Longspur in grass

Female Lapland Longspur on gravel 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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