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Chestnut-collared longspur (male)
Calcarius ornatus

Chestnut-collared longspur (male)
Chestnut-collared longspur (male)

Size: 6 inches
Overall Color: black and gray and white (and chestnut)
Occurrence: grasslands
Diet: seeds and insects
Nest: cup in grassland
Field Identification: smallish birds with black crown, breast and belly and chestnut neck
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 77 Calcariidae
Genus: Calcarius
Species: ornatus

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