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Image details:  
Image Description: Snow Buntings
Image notes: Snow Buntings used to find rich pickings on the oat stubble, which was not ploughed till April each year. Most Crofters grew oats till about the 1980s,  
Species in Image: Snow Bunting
Date: 1978
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01865

General details:  
Common Name Snow Bunting
Latin Name Plectrophenax nivalis
Shetland Name Snaa Ful
Latin Group Name Passeriformes
Latin Family Name Emberizidae
Common Family Name Buntings
Description Common passage migrant and fairly common winter visitor. Mostly recorded in October and November.
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