Field sparrow

Field sparrow

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Spizella pusilla
WEIGHT
11.4-15.7 g
LENGTH
12.5-15 cm

The field sparrow is a small New World sparrow in the family Passerellidae. It is about 140 mm long and weighs about 12.5 g . The head is grey with a rust-coloured crown, white eye-ring and pink bill. The upper parts are brown streaked with black and buff, the breast is buff, the belly is white and the tail is forked. There are two different colour morphs, one being greyer and the other more rufous. The field sparrow is distributed across eastern Canada and the eastern United States, with northern populations migrating southwards to southern United States and Mexico in the fall. The typical habitat of this bird is bushy country with shrubs and grassland. The nest is a cup-shaped construction built on the ground and hidden beneath a bush or clump of grass. The birds forage on the ground or in low vegetation, feeding mainly on seeds and insects. The population is thought to be in slow decline, but it is a common species with a wide range, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as being of "least concern".

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Di

Diurnal

Gr

Granivore

He

Herbivore

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Mo

Monogamy

So

Social

Fl

Flocking

Pa

Partial Migrant

F

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical realms

Field sparrow habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
INDEPENDENT AGE
24 to 36 days

References

1. Field sparrow Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_sparrow
2. Field sparrow on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22721179/94702636
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/703984

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