Range of Smith's Longspur; summer red, winter blue
Are you the sort that has an insatiable appetite for lusty affairs?
Do you seek the same qualities in a partner?
Then you’ll probably enjoy the story of the Smith’s Longspur. This bird’s 70’s swinging style is enough to make even Hugh Hefner blush.
Arctic Summers, Midwest Winters
Small like a sparrow, the Smith’s Longspur spends its summers in Alaska and Canada and its winters in the Midwest and the South, often congregating in open fields.
In terms of range, then, it’s a lot like some other species. What sets the Smith’s Longspur apart is its astonishing libido.
An Insatiable Appetite For Love
At the peak of the spring mating season, the typical Smith’s Longspur copulates more than 350 times a week. The females solicit these encounters, and the males cooperate roughly half the time.
Otherwise the creatures are resting and refueling—for their fall migration or just to maintain their busy love lives!
You can always play eNature’s Mating Game to find what creature you most resemble in love.
As hard as it may be to believe given the cold and snow affecting much of the country this weekend, spring is only a month or so away!
Have you seen any signs of the plants and animals in your neighborhood preparing for warmer times and the new life the spring season brings?
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