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Definition of Longspurs

Longspur
Longspur Long"spur`, n. [So called from the length of the hind claw.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of fringilline birds of the genus Calcarius (or Plectrophanes), and allied genera. The Lapland longspur (C. Lapponicus), the chestnut-colored longspur (C. ornatus), and other species, inhabit the United States.

Meaning of Longspurs from wikipedia

- birds gather in large flocks in winter. The longspurs are all found in North America; the Lapland longspur, or Lapland bunting, is also found in Europe...
- vegetation when climatic conditions prevent the insects from flying. Longspurs can consume between 3000 and 10,000 prey items (insects or seeds) per...
- ground-feeding bird in the family Calcariidae, which also contains the other longspurs and snow buntings. It is found in North America and is the only species...
- The chestnut-collared longspur (Calcarius ornatus) is a species of bird in the family Calcariidae. Like the other longspurs, it is a small ground-feeding...
- Smith's longspur (Calcarius pictus) is a bird from the family Calcariidae, which also contains the other species of longspurs. A bird of open habitats...
- Calcariidae is a small family of p****erine birds. It includes longspurs and snow buntings. There are six species in three genera worldwide, found mainly...
- now placed in the P****erellidae (New World sparrows) and Calcariidae (longspurs and snow buntings). Molecular phylogenetic studies found that the large...
- USS Longspur may refer to: USS Longspur (AMc-10), was acquired by the US Navy 30 October 1940 and placed out of service 12 August 1944 The contract to...
- Viola rostrata, commonly called the long-spurred violet, is an herbaceous plant in the violet family (Violaceae). It is native to eastern North America...
- are nested within the Calcarius clade, their closest relatives are the longspurs. McKay's bunting breeds on two islands in the Bering Sea, St. Matthew...
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