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|Lappspurv, Lapland Bunting (Calcarius lapponicus).|
The Lapland Bunting is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group separated by most modern authors from the Fringillidae (Old World finches). It breeds across Arctic Europe and Asia and in Canada and the northernmost USA. In North America it is known as the Lapland Longspur. It breeds in wet areas with birch or willow, and or bare mountains, and winters on cultivated land or coasts. The bird is often seen close to the tree line, and likes to feed in mixed-species flocks in winter. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds. The nest is on the ground. 2-4 eggs are laid.
The bird in the photo is a summer male.
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- [2009-04-09 0:41]
a very good shot.we call it "kaaddu adakillan kuruvi"
in tamil.the same kind of bird also live in home.
we call it "veeddu adakillan kuruvi"
Fine picture. Sharp and precise in details, yet so soft and pleasant to watch overall.
- [2009-04-09 2:10]
Hi Heidi !
Another great catch.
With some great colors and well defined.
Have a nice day,
- [2009-04-09 2:21]
Excellent composition; position in the frame is perfect.
Great OOF background highlights this small bird very well.
Good sharpness and exposure.
fine glance and resault
- [2009-04-11 12:24]
great compo and colours