Snow bunting

species of bird

The snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) is a passerine bird in the family Calcariidae. It is found in the Arctic, its breeding range is throughout the northern hemisphere.

Snow bunting
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Male in breeding plumage, Alaska
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Calcariidae
Genus: Plectrophenax
P. nivalis
Binomial name
Plectrophenax nivalis
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  • Emberiza nivalis Linnaeus, 1758
  • Passerina nivalis (Linnaeus, 1758)


  1. BirdLife International (2016). "Plectrophenax nivalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22721043A89345729. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22721043A89345729.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.