This longspur nest, among polygons of low hummocks, was bordered by mosses and grasses nine inches high.
The finest singing bird in the country is the Lapland longspur.
The increase of juveniles there caused the longspur to be the most common bird in the field (50 per cent in abundance).
Although the longspur on the Arctic Slope is the most common bird, it is absent from some areas there.
The longspur is a ground feeder, and the mark of his long hind claw, or spur, can often be seen in the new snow.
While the colors of adult males are very different in the longspur family, the females have a decided resemblance.
Among the species which thus modify their habits are the red crossbill, the redpoll, the Lapland longspur, and the snowy owl.