A subfossil Lapland bunting Calcarius lapponicus feather from Vølvedal, North Greenland.

Ole Bennike, Jan Dyck

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Abstract

In the lower part of a moss peat deposit from North Greenland a very well preserved feather was found and identified as originating from a Lapland bunting on the basis of the structure of the downy barbules and on its pigmentation pattern. The age of the feather is 6000 to 8000 yr; it represents the oldest known bird from Greenland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalOrnis Scandinavia
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1986
Externally publishedYes

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate

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