Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Personal tools
Main Categories

Chestnut-collared Longspur

From Opus

Calcarius ornatus
Photo by DarrenMcKennaAlberta, Canada, July, 2009
Photo by DarrenMcKenna
Alberta, Canada, July, 2009


[edit] Identification

Breeding Adult identified easily with rufous nape, cream-colored throat and black belly.
Nonbreeding Adult has bold white wingbars and hint of rufous on nape.
Juvenile is identified by the short primary projection and blury streaking on belly.

[edit] Distribution

Photo by atricapillusWichita Mountains, Oklahoma, December 2005
Photo by atricapillus
Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma, December 2005

Breeds from southeastern Alberta to southern Manitoba south to Montana, eastern Wyoming, and the Dakotas. Winters from southern Arizona and most of New Mexico east to southwestern Kansas, western and central Oklahoma, and most of Texas (except the very eastern part). In migration found in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

Vagrant to both coasts with the most records in California.

Accidental to inland states and provinces that are not part of regular range.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Both short and long grass praries.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

The nest is a grass cup or a shallow ground scrape. The clutch consists of 4-5 eggs; both adults feed the young.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes seeds and insects.

[edit] Vocalisation

Call: two-syllabled chee dee.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia

[edit] External Links


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.32159090 seconds with 8 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 10:40.