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snow bunting

n.
A small bird (Plectrophenax nivalis) of northern regions, having predominantly white winter plumage.

snow bunting

n
(Animals) a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of northern and arctic regions, having a white plumage with dark markings on the wings, back, and tail

snow′ bunt`ing


n.
a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere, having white plumage.
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Noun1.snow bunting - white Arctic buntingsnow bunting - white Arctic bunting      
bunting - any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
Translations
Schneeammer
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There are also golden eagles, ospreys, crested tits, black grouse, lapwings, capercaillies, snow buntings and dotterels.
in However i one individual years ago thick mist on Highcliffe nab Snow buntings in the arctic they are more bears than humans.
| Conwy coast: Two Snow Buntings are on the shingle beach at Kinmel Bay, with Skylarks, Reed Buntings and Turnstones for company.
Deaderick (1941:209) credited Audubon as being the first to report 50 species of birds from Arkansas, but ignored the Iowa bunting, stating that "several others cannot be placed definitely." Durant and Harwood (1980:180) speculated that Audubon was perhaps referring to dickcissels (Spiza americana) or one of the longspurs or snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis), but these species typically do not occur in Arkansas in winter.
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.
Snow buntings banded during the winter in southern Ontario have been resighted and recaptured at stopover sites between the St.
At Holkham, two Roughlegged Buzzards watched out over vast fields, whilst out on the beach 11 Shorelark fed with Skylarks and Snow Buntings until dusk.
BIRDWATCHERS have been flocking to the sands off Pembrey Country Park following sightings of an arctic skua and snow buntings.
RSPB Phoenix Group (bird watching group for 13-18 year olds), meets on February 7 to visit Holy Island for divers, grebes and snow buntings. Booking essential.
Having spent my university years in Norwich, I regularly saw flocks of shore larks and snow buntings on the east coast, but this rare straggler to our local patch was undoubtedly the best!
FLOCKS of Snow Buntings are settling in for winter at the coast.