(Plates 45-51). As a winter visitor the Snow-Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) is mainly a coastal bird. As a rule it occurs in some numbers on the north and east coasts, but in most years smaller numbers are also seen in the west and south-west, so that its winter distribution is a good deal wider than that of the Shore-Lark (Eremophila alpestris). Inland occurrences are somewhat uncommon, but in r...

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