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Snow Bunting

Plectrophenax nivalis

Typically, this bird keeps to the far north, breeding in the Arctic zones of the northern hemispheres of both the new and old worlds. The winter range normally extends into the middle latitudes of North American or Eurasian continents.

The only bird I’ve photographed must have lost its way by travelling too far south and finding itself in San Diego. One day, I hope to meet this bird on its breeding grounds, where their plumage is much different.

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