Grasshopper Sparrow

Range:

They can be found in southern Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America, Columbia, and Ecuador.  The species is endangered in the Andes of Columbia and Ecuador. Species from the north migrate to the southern United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. They inhabit grasslands and marshes.

 

Description:

Height is 10- 14 cm.  Wing span is 17.5 cm.  Plumage: The upper body is streaked with brown, grey, black and white.  They have a light brown breast, a white belly and a short brown tail. Their face is light brown with an eye ring and a dark brown area on the crown with a central narrow light stripe. Bird’s appearance can vary by location.

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Grasshopper Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
thick billed
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
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
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
long tailed
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
hopping
Behavior
jerks
Markings
plain
Sounds
trilling
clear
staccato
melodious
Location
low perching
north in summer
north in winter
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
savanna
Forests
Grasslands
Color
tan
brown
green
red
Body Shape
headcrested
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern