longspur

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long·spur

 (lông′spûr′, lŏng′-)
n.
Any of several sparrowlike birds of the genera Calcarius and Rhynchophanes of North America and Eurasia, having brownish plumage and long-clawed hind toes.

longspur

(ˈlɒŋˌspɜː)
n
(Animals) any of various Arctic and North American buntings of the genera Calcarius and Rhyncophanes, all of which have a long claw on the hind toe

long•spur

(ˈlɔŋˌspɜr, ˈlɒŋ-)

n.
any of several songbirds of the genus Calcarius inhabiting tundra or prairies of the Northern Hemisphere, having a long hind claw on each foot.
[1825–35]
Translations
preeriasirkku
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Of course, instead of just watching my feeders I should be out driving the back roads of Kane County, searching for horned larks, Lapland longspurs, snow buntings and other open country winter species.
Evidence of a second brood, after successful raising of the first, has not been documented unequivocally in four of those species: Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris (Beason, 1995), American Pipit Anthus rubescens (Hendricks and Verbeek, 2012), Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus (Hussell and Montgomerie, 2002), and Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis (Montgomerie and Lyon, 2011), although two cases of second broods produced by unmarked females were suspected in a seven-year study of Lapland Longspurs at 71.
Alternatively, the poles and power lines might themselves be sources of mortality; as passerines are reported to collide with tall structures and guy wires (Brewer and Ellis, 1958; Janss and Ferret, 1998), including a mass mortality event of Lapland Longspurs (Calcanus lapponicus; Erickson et al.
The late Fran McMenemy, my mentor and patriarchal field trip leader of Worcester's Forbush Bird Club, each winter would hope to see flocks of little snow buntings, horned larks and Lapland longspurs migrating from their breeding grounds up north to Worcester Airport, which resembles their vast, flat tundra home.
5 million Lapland Longspurs died during a March 1904 storm in Minnesota and Iowa.
In one case, as many as 10,000 Lapland longspurs died at a group of Kansas towers during a 1998 winter storm.
Of course, instead of just watching my feeders I should be out driving the backroads of Kane County, searching for horned larks, Lapland longspurs, snow buntings and other open country winter species.
Lapland longspurs and snow buntings show similarities in a number of natural and life history traits: male song characteristics and singing behavior, pronounced hatching asynchrony, biparental feeding of offspring, reliance on a brief emergence of Chironomid insects to feed offspring, and a single successful breeding attempt per year given the short summer season in the Arctic (Hussell and Montgomerie, 2002; Montgomerie and Lyon, 2011).
For example, McLaughlin and Montgomerie (1985) studied lapland longspurs (Calcarius lapponicus) to test Norberg's (1981) hypothesis that birds feeding nestlings would fly faster than [V.
Nest densities were significantly higher at Teshekpuk than at Prudhoe Bay for Lapland longspurs (Calcarius lapponicus) and long-billed dowitchers (Limnodromus scolopaceus), although those for semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) were higher at Prudhoe Bay.
Lemmings have been implicated in nest failure in Lapland longspurs (Calcarius lapponicus) although it is unclear whether they prey on eggs or disrupt nest contents (Custer and Pitelka, 1977).
Along old seismic lines, abundance of passerines was lower than on reference transects in upland tundra and low-centre polygon habitat, except for Lapland longspurs in upland tundra.