Bairds Sparrow

Other Names: none

Distribution: Northern Great Plains in summer; northern Mexico in winter.

Description:

Size: 12-13 cm in length with a 21-23 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Streaked brown and white above and off-white below, with a breast crossed by a band of narrow black streaks and a brown crown stripe. The beak and legs are pale and the eyes are white.

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Bairds Sparrow

Bairds Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
thick billed
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alberta
arizona
british columbia
california
colorado
iowa
kansas
louisiana
manitoba
maryland
mexico
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new mexico
new york
north dakota
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
saskatchewan
south dakota
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
bold
head
streaks
wingbands
Sounds
staccato
melodious
Location
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
Forests
Grasslands
Color
blackandwhite
brown
yellow
white
red
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species