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Longspurs
ChestnutcollaredLongspur23
Chestnut-collared Longspur
(Calcarius ornatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Calcariidae
Genus: Calcarius
Bechstein, 1802
Species

See text.

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:

References

  1. ^ John H. Boyd III (September 14, 2011). "CORE PASSEROIDEA III: Calcariidae, Lamprospizidae, Parulidae, Icteridae". TiF Checklist. Retrieved 12-07-2020.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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