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Snow Bunting -
(Plectrophenax nivalis)



  • Small songbird
  • Winter plumage light brown streaked above
  • White below
  • Rufous color on white head
  • Rufous line across upper chest
  • Grey or black back and wings
  • Large white wing patches
  • 6" (15 c.m) 


  • Open areas

Additional Information

  • Fairly common winter resident
  • Breeds in high latitudes --artic tundra
  • Usually seen in flocks
  • Mixes with flocks of Horned Larks
  • Sometimes a winter Visitor to the KVR

Snow Bunting on a snow bank

A pair of snow buntings on snow cover

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

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