Rufous-winged Sparrow

Other Names: none

Distribution: sothern Arizona and parts of northwestern Mexico.

Rufous-winged Sparrow distribution range map

Description:

Size: 13-14 cm in length with a 20-23 cm wingspan.

Plumage: The rufous crown divided by a gray median stripe, with a rufous eye line and shoulder patch, is diagnostic of the species. They are unstreaked light gray on the underside, with light brown wings streaked with dark brown, and a rounded tail. Juveniles lack the rufous markings and wing bars but display double "whiskers" on the face and a finely streaked, light brown upper breast and sides. The beak and legs are light brown and the eyes are black.

Species image
Rufous-winged Sparrow

Rufous-winged Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
long billed
Eats
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
sunflower-seed
Regions
arizona
mexico
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
perching
walking
Behavior
flocks
jerks
Markings
bold
eye
head
streaks
tailstripes
Sounds
chirping
clear
harsh call
staccato
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
mesquitebosque
fields
Deserts
Grasslands
Color
brown
gray
yellow
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern