Lapland Longspur
Calcarius lapponicus

f5.6 @ 1/500s, ISO:1000, Nikon D300s w 500mm and 1.4X tele-extender


"Lapland Longspur," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus), also known as the Lapland Bunting, is a passerine bird in the longspur family Calcariidae.It breeds across Arctic Europe and Asia and in Canada and the northernmost USA. It is migratory, wintering in the Russian steppes, the southern USA, Northern Scandinavian arctic areas and down to coastal Southern Sweden, Denmark and Great Britain. This is the only Eurasian species of the longspur buntings. The Lapland Longspur is a robust bird, with a thick yellow seed-eater's bill. The summer male has a black head and throat, white eyestripe, chestnut nape, white underparts, and a heavily streaked black-grey back. Other plumages have a plainer orange-brown head, a browner back and chestnut nape and wing panels.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
07/01/2011