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Snow bunting

(Plectrophenax nivalis)

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Description

The snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) is a passerine bird in the family Calcariidae.It is an Arctic specialist,with a circumpolar Arctic breeding range throughout the northern hemisphere.There are small isolated populations on a few high mountain tops south of the Arctic region,including the Cairngorms in central Scotland and the Saint Elias Mountains on the southern Alaska-Yukon border,and also Cape Breton Highlands.The snow bunting is the most northerly recorded passerine in the world.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Calcariidae
Genus:Plectrophenax
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