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Snow Bunting

Plectrophenax nivalis

The snow bunting spends its summers in the Canadian far north, but winters in southern Canada. It only sings in its tundra breeding grounds, however, and its colouration changes according to season; breeding-season birds are white and black, but develop a brown back and head over winter. In addition, the beak is orange-yellow during winter and black during summer.

Map of Snow Bunting in Canada
Distribution of Snow Bunting in Canada

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