Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)

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16.5 cm 35 g


In summer plumage contrasting black and white. Females and young with upperparts washed grey underparts dirty grey . In winterdress head sandy buffupperparts streaked brownish , under parts cream coloured. Female with small white patch on ing edge.


Barren stony tundra , Rocky Coasts, Rocky mountaings also flocks in human settlements in winter


Seeds and Insects.

When does it Breed ?

May to July , 5 - 6 eggs, Incubation 12 - 14 days , young fledging at 10- 14 days. Nests in rock holes.