Clay-colored Sparrow

Other Names: none

Distribution: central Canada and northern United States in summer; Mexico, Belize Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos Islands in winter.

Description:

Size: 10-12 cm in length

Plumage: Adults have a light brown back and pale underside, with dark brown stripes on the back and a gray patch on the back of the neck. They have a single light brown crown stripe on a dark brown crown, light brown cheeks and brown mottled wings with pale wing bars. The tail is a uniform light brown. The bill is pale with a black tip. Immature birds have a gray back and underside but are comparable otherwise.

Eyes are black with white eyelids; upon close inspection a darker line can be seen going through the middle of the eye.

Species image
Clay-colored Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Grasslands
Color
buff
brown
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern