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Smith's Longspur - Calcarius pictus

Accidental Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS: MBTA; BCC11
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BLM:
PIF:


 

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Copyright by: The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, all rights reserved.
 
General Description
Smith's Longspur breeds from northern Alaska east to northern Ontario (Sibley 2014). In Montana, all records of this species are historical with no records within the past decade (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Species Range
Accidental

Western Hemisphere Range

 


Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 7

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Relative Density

Recency

Breeding
(direct evidence "B")


Breeding
(indirect evidence "b")


No evidence of Breeding
(transient "t")


Overwintering
(regular observations "W")


Overwintering
(at least one obs. "w")



 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



References
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Smith's Longspur — Calcarius pictus.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from