Snow Bunting

Snow buntings have striking `snowy’ plumage. The males in summer have an all white head and underparts contrasting with a black mantle and wing tips. Females are more mottled.

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In non-breeding season they develop a sandy, buff colour to their plumage and males have more mottled upperparts. They breed around the Arctic from Scandinavia to Alaska, Canada and Greenland and migrate south in winter.

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They are a scarce in the UK especially in the South of England this lone bird is visiting at Titchfield Haven today.{28-12-16} This is the first one I have seen in Hampshire although I did see a small flock in Kent near Dover some years ago.

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