The snow bird, or snow bunting, is another bird commonly seen in winter.
At midday, I saw the first flight of the snow bunting (Emberiza nivalis), on the Missouri.
It is met with by us on its arrival with the larks, and on its return with the snow bunting, but it is oftenest taken with larks.
"They haven't any big animals here," said the Junco to the snow bunting.
It was a bird—a snow bunting trilling its ethereal song—the first sound of life heard for many months.
The chirp of the snow bunting and the buzz of bees gave the first joyous rebound of the short Arctic summer.
Unlike the snow bunting and the red-poll, however, the pine grosbeak is believed to breed sparingly in Northern New England.
The snow bunting (Plectrophanes nivalis), a white bird more or less varied with black.
"I don't believe he is as big as a Bear" said the snow bunting, with his bill in the air.
There was a snow bunting with bright scarlet breast and head, also a beautiful redstart with red body and black and white wings.