Lapland Longspur

Lapland longspur sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta.
Lapland Longspur
The Lapland Bunting or Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) is a migratory bird that has an almost circumpolar breeding range from the Scandinavian mountain chain, the arctic Eurasia, Alaska, Canada, the northernmost United States, and Greenland's west coast. The Lapland Bunting winters in the steppes of Russia and Central Asia from the Black Sea and east to North Korea and Japan in the U.S., Denmark, in the British Isles and along the northern West European coastal areas.

It prefers to breed on high, and very wet heaths and bogs.

In the summer bird's diet consists mainly of insects. In winter they eat seeds.


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