Tag: Snow Bunting

Magnetic orientation of snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis), a species breeding in the high Arctic: passage migration through temperate-zone areas

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) Science Article 1 abstract Orientation tests were conducted with snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis) exposed to artificially manipulated magnetic fields, during both spring and autumn migration. Experiments were run under clear sunset skies and under simulated complete overcast. The birds closely followed experimental shifts of the magnetic fields during both seasons regardless […]

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Calcariidae | [latin] Plectrophenax nivalis | [UK] Snow Bunting | [FR] Bruant des neiges | [DE] Schneeammer | [ES] Escribano Nival | [NL] Sneeuwgors Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Plectrophenax nivalis NA, EU n Mediterranean, s USA Plectrophenax nivalis insulae Plectrophenax nivalis nivalis Plectrophenax […]