|Cat Name :||Capped Sparrow|
|Common Name :||Lapland Longspur|
|Scientific Name :||Calcarius lapponicus|
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|Physical Description :||
The Lapland Longspur is a medium-sized sparrow that has a darkly smudged chest and a short, thick yellow beak. Its sides and wings have black, brown, and/or gray streaks, and the outer tail feathers are white. A reddish-brown patch of feathers adorns its wings as well. This bird’s name, ‘Longspur’, refers to its abnormally long claw on its hind toe.
|Physical Statistics :||
Length: 5.9 – 6.3 Inches (15 – 16 Centimeters)
Lapland Longspurs pass through the clan territories while migrating in the fall and spring. When foraging for insects and seeds, they walk or run across open grasslands.
|Social Organization :||
Lapland Longspurs migrate in massive flocks ranging from thousands to millions in number.
|Approval Level :||Mod; Though these sparrows descend to clan territories on occasion while on their fall and spring migration, they stay in open lands, away from forested areas, and then only for a short amount of time before they take flight and move on again.|
|Kill Difficulty :||Low;
The Lapland Longspur is small and, alone, poses no threat to virtually any clan cat.
|Training Level :||Specialty - Group Flying;
These birds find safety in numbers, and must be isolated before being brought down.
|Hunting Tactic :||Songbirds|
|Food Quality :||Medium; The little meat from a Lapland Longspur is palatable and rich in nutrients.|