McKay's Bunting

Plectrophenax hyperboreus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Longspurs and Snow Buntings (Calcariidae)

Code 4

MKBU

Code 6

PLEHYP

ITIS

HEAD

McKay's Bunting Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Black.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

McKay's Bunting Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 16-18 cm (6.25-7.25 in)
  • Weight: 54 g (1.9 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: White
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

McKay's Bunting Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift flight with series of rapid wing beats alternating with brief periods of wings pulled to sides.
  • Wingspan Range: 30-33 cm (12-13 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Tipped
  • Upper Tail: White with black tips on central feathers.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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