Lapland Longspur: Medium sparrow-like bird, brown-streaked black back. Tail is long, white edges. Each species account is written by leading ornithologists and provides detailed information on bird distribution, migration, habitat, diet, sounds, behavior, breeding, current population status, and conservation. Underparts are white, streaked black on sides, flanks. Chat with other birders around the world, post and view photographs of birds in the wild, read and discuss reviews on equipment, blog about your latest sightings. First-year female Lapland longspur bird in Katama. Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus - Species Information and Photos, including id keys, habitat, diet, behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus Each winter, uncommon avian visitors from the north appear in open habitats such as fallow farm fields, coastal beaches, grasslands, and dunes. Bill is yellow with dark tip. Crown, face, and throat are black; nape is red-brown. It breeds in the remote High Arctic and winters in vast agricultural fields that are often devoid of other birdlife in that season. Broad white stripe from eye to sides of breast. Despite being one of the most abundant breeding songbirds in North America, the Lapland Longspur is remarkably easy to overlook. Tail is long, white edges. Crown, face, and throat are black; nape is red-brown. Underparts are white, streaked black on sides, flanks. Unlock thousands of full-length species accounts and hundreds of bird family overviews when you subscribe to Birds of the World. The Lapland Longspur is a member of the Wagtail and Pipit Family (Moticillidae) and is uncommonly found here in fall migration and as a winter resident. Bill is yellow with dark tip. Broad white stripe from eye to sides of breast. Lapland Longspur: Medium sparrow-like bird, brown-streaked black back. Lapland Longspur Free and friendly birdwatching community - with forum, gallery, blogs and reviews. It is found in small flocks or singly with Snow Buntings or Horned Larks. Shown above is a Lapland Longspur in winter plumage and accompanied by a Horned Lark (behind). — Matt Pelikan On Sunday, Nov. 8, I took advantage of ridiculously fine weather for a quick birding and bugging trip to Katama.