Snow Bunting (Species:Plectrophenax nivalis)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Calcariidae
Genus: Plectrophenax
Species: Plectrophenax nivalis


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the snow bunting (plectrophenax nivalis), sometimes colloquially called a snowflake, is a passerine bird in the family calcariidae . it is an arctic specialist, with a circumpolar arctic breeding range throughout the northern hemisphere. there are small isolated populations on a few high mountain tops south of the arctic region, including the cairngorms in central scotland and the saint elias mountains on the southern alaska-yukon border, and also cape breton highlands.


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