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Snow Bunting

David Attenborough presents the snow bunting.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

David Attenborough presents the snow bunting. The ornithologist and author, Desmond Nethersole-Thompson, described the snow bunting as 'possibly the most romantic and elusive bird in the British Isles'. When you disturb a flock of what seem to be brownish birds, they explode into a blizzard of white-winged buntings, calling softly as they swirl around the winter strandline.

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Wed 19 Dec 2018 05:58

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)

Webpage image courtesy of Roger Tidman (rspb-images.com).

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