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noun
a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere having white plumage.
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Also called snowbird, snowflake.

Origin of snow bunting

First recorded in 1765–75
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snow bunting

noun
a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of northern and arctic regions, having a white plumage with dark markings on the wings, back, and tail
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