plains of Platte River = Nebraska, USA.
Plumage dichromatism and elaborate aerial displays reminiscent of Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus) and McCown’s Longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii), but not closely related. Monotypic.
S Canada (S Alberta E to SW Manitoba) and S in Great Plains of USA (E to Dakotas, rarely W Minnesota) to SE New Mexico, N Texas, W Oklahoma and C Kansas; has bred in wet years in E California. Non-breeding from S Arizona E to SW Kansas, W Oklahoma and C & W Texas, S in Mexico to S Baja California, N Sinaloa, Coahuila (uncommon), NE Jalisco and C Tamaulipas.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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