McCown's Longspur

Rhynchophanes mccownii

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Longspurs and Snow Buntings (Calcariidae)

Code 4

MCLO

Code 6

RHYMCC

ITIS

HEAD

McCown's Longspur Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Black in adult females; Black to dark brown-black in adult males.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Buff-gray
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

McCown's Longspur Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 15 cm (6 in)
  • Weight: 23 g (0.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White with black breast band and gray sides.
  • Upperparts: Buff and brown streaked.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

McCown's Longspur Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides.
  • Wingspan Range: 25 cm (10 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Marked with inverted T-shape
  • Upper Tail: White with brown tip and brown central feathers.
  • Under Tail: White with brown tip.
  • Leg Color: Black
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