Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Range:

Southwestern United States and Mexico.

Description:

Brown back with darker streaks.  Grey below.  The crown is rufous.  The face and supercilium are grey with a brown or rufous streak extending from each eye.  There is thick black malar streak.

Measure 5 - 8 inches (13 - 20 cm) in length.  Bill is cone-shaped. 

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Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
sunflower-seed
Regions
arizona
arkansas
baja california
california
colorado
kansas
mexico
nevada
new mexico
oklahoma
texas
utah
wisconsin
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Sounds
chirping
Habitat
chaparral
shrubs
Forests
Grasslands
Color
brown
gray
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern