Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Chestnut-collared Longspur - Calcarius ornatus
CALCARIIDAE Members:
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General Comments Accidental. There are three records: one from the Piedmont, a female at the Charlotte Motor Speedway (Cabarrus), 28 Feb until early Mar 1992* [Chat 62:185-86 link]; one from the mountains, a female or male in basic plumage at the southeastern corner of Great Smoky Mountains NP (Haywood) for several days in mid-May 2001* [Chat 66:4 link]; and one from the coast, a female from Fort Fisher (New Hanover), 22 Apr to 2 May 2011* [Chat 75:132-33 link], [Chat 76:3 link] (photos on the Carolina Bird Club website).
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
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Coastal Plain One record (see above).
Piedmont One record (see above).
Mountains One record (see above).
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Attribution LeGrand[2012-09-29], LeGrand[2012-05-13], LeGrand[2011-12-12]
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