Photo Credit: Glen Tepke
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: calcarius lapponicus

STATUS: Locally fairly common in winter and spring, and uncommon in late fall in Tennessee Valley region. In other regions, rare in winter, spring, and fall. Lowest Conservation Concern.

HABITAT: Found on beaches and in open areas with short grass and bare ground, especially plowed fields and fields with stubble.