Common name: Smith's Longspur
Scientific name: Calcarius pictus (Swainson, 1832)

Aves (Birds)
Passeriformes (Perching Birds)
Calcariidae (Longspurs and Snow Buntings)
Other common names:

Habitat type(s):
Habitat description(s)
Grassland/herbaceous, Tundra, Cropland/hedgerow, Shrubland/chaparral, Alpine

Ecological systems and subsytems (about):

Global conservation status rank:
Apparently or Demonstrably Secure globally - Uncommon to common in the world, but not rare; usually widespread, but may be rare in some parts of its range; possibly some cause for long-term concern due to declines or other factors. More information is needed to assign either G4 or G5.
State conservation status rank:
Not Applicable - A state conservation status rank is not applicable because the species is not a suitable target for conservation activities (e.g., species is a hybrid, a domesticated species, not native to New York, an accidental or infrequent visitor outside of its normal range, a transient or migrant just passing through the state, or a species with only unconfirmed or doubtful reports).
Federal protection:
Not Listed
State protection:
Protected Bird
Defined as a Protected Bird by New York State law, and the species may not be hunted or taken at any time in New York. Includes birds also defined as a game species, but for which no open seasons are set.
NYNHP track status:
N: Do not track

More information:
Conservation guide:
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