BIRD OF THE WEEK — McCown’s Longspur — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

 

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McCown’s Longspur

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhynchophanes mccownii
POPULATION: 950,000
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Shortgrass prairie; also found in tundra and other open areas.

The clear, sweet voice of McCown’s Longspur rings out in the wide-open spaces of the Great Plains, joining with other prairie birds to create a symphony of song.

McCown’s Longspur has lost 4 percent of its population per year over the last 50 years, resulting in a cumulative loss of 88 percent, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey.

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