Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Lapland Bunting

Calcarius lapponicus, Lapland Bunting, Lappspurv. 15cm.

Lapland Bunting
A summer visitor found in the willow scrub zone and the open, rocky moorland above this.

Their nests are placed on the ground against a hummock and made of grass.

They subsist on insects and their larvae picked off the ground while darting about.

The birds can be gregarious, especially outside the breeding season.

Females lack the black chest and face.