How to Draw a Snow Bunting

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Snow Bunting in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Snow Bunting.

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How to Draw a Snow Bunting - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's start with the head. Draw it looking down and draw a small pointed beak.

Step 2: Now let's add some detail for the face. Draw a small circle for the eye, make a line above it, and finish drawing the beak.

Step 3: Draw a long line for the body.

Step 4: Okay let's draw the wings. Take your time. Make a triangular shape for the outside, and then draw separate rectangular sections inside. Draw a small shape on the inisde bottom left, and on the outside bottom right.

Step 5: Now draw the tail. It is long and flat ended. Add a little arrow shape in the middle.

Step 6: Finally, draw the legs. Simply draw lines for the feet.

Interesting Facts about Snow Buntings

Snow Buntings are pretty white song birds that live up in the Artic and North parts of North America. They live in cold grassy places and near oceans and lakes. They eat seeds and bugs; they will even eat a seed right off the stalk. Snow Buntings are mostly white, but males have black patches and females have brown ones. They build their nests in cracks normally in a rock face or holes in the ground.

Did you know?

  • During mating season, a male will come back early to nesting ground to find the best place for their nest. They defend it fiercely and wait for the females to come back. Females will come back 4-6 weeks after the males.
  • Artic foxes and Snowy Owls are their main predators.
  • Bird watchers sometime call them “Snowflakes” because when they fly in groups they look like a snow storm.
  • Snow Bunting males are only white during breeding season, by summertime their feathers are brown with some black.
  • A nest of Snow Bunting eggs is usually 5 eggs.

Theme: As the name suggests Snow Buntings can be a fun winter time topic for a class. The classroom can even be decorated with paper snowflakes and icicle Christmas lights.