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Chestnut-collared Longspur
(Calcarius ornatus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Clade: Nine-primaried oscines
Epifamily: Icteroidae
Family: Calcariidae
Genus: Calcarius
Bechstein, 1802

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The Longspurs, genus Calcarius, are a group of birds in the family Calcariidae. The name refers to the long claw on the hind toe of each foot. The genus formerly included the McCown's Longspur, Rhyncophanes mccownii, which is now placed in a separate genus [1].

The full list of species is:


  1. ^ John H. Boyd III (September 14, 2011). "CORE PASSEROIDEA III: Calcariidae, Lamprospizidae, Parulidae, Icteridae". TiF Checklist. Retrieved 2-08-2021.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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