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Bird of the Week: Chestnut-collared Longspur


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Chestnut-collared-LongspurGregLasleyVIREO.jpgLongspurs are named for the long claw on the bird's hind toe. The Chestnut-collared Longspur is an iconic species of shortgrass prairie, once nesting at sites grazed by bison or disturbed by fire. Today, with most native habitat gone, it is often found in pastures and airstrips.

 

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