Cassins Sparrow

The Cassin's Sparrow (Peucaea cassinii) occur naturally from western Nebraska south to central Mexico.

The back, mantle and scapulars (shoulder feathers) are brown or grey with a rusty ringe.  The head is brownish, streaked with dark brown and grey. The abdomen is whitish.  The "eye-brows" are buff.  They have a thin, darkish stripe extending from the sides of the bill south to the neck.  The bill is brownish grey.   The irises are dark brown.

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Cassins Sparrow

Cassins Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alberta
arizona
california
colorado
idaho
illinois
indiana
kansas
louisiana
maine
mexico
michigan
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new jersey
new mexico
new york
nova scotia
oklahoma
ontario
south dakota
texas
utah
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
perching
Behavior
bounding
flocks
jerks
Markings
streaks
Sounds
chirping
harsh call
harsh song
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
savanna
fields
Deserts
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
brown
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species