Longspur

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. These are chunky ground-feeding birds with long wings which are usually seen in open areas....
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Longspur

• (n.) Any one of several species of fringilline birds of the genus Calcarius (or Plectrophanes), and allied genera. The Lapland longspur (C. Lapponicus), the chestnut-colored longspur (C. ornatus), and other species, inhabit the United States.
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Longspur

Long'spur` noun [ So called from the length of the hind claw.] (Zoology) Any one of several species of fringilline birds of the genus Calcarius (or Plectrophanes ), and allied genera. The Lapland longspur ( C. Lapponicus ), the chestnut-colored longspur ( C. ornatus ), ...
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