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Smith's Longspur

Calcarius pictus


Taken near a wind farm in Wyanet, IL. These were spotted as they were migrating through.


Uncommon. Winters on dry hilltops with short grasses; nests on tree line edges of grassy tundra.


I know these photos are terrible in quality, but these birds were part of a research project I was involved in, and just a great find in general!

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2011
Submitted on Apr 3, 2011

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