Sage Sparrow

Range:

Breed in the interior of the Western United States (between the Rocky Mountains and the coastal ranges such as the Cascades). Winter in the Mexican-border states and northern Sonora and Chihuahua (northern Mexico)

Description:

These medium-sized sparrows with a mostly plain brownish-grey plumage, darker above and paler below.

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Sage Sparrow

Sage Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
sunflower-seed
Regions
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
idaho
kansas
kentucky
mexico
montana
nebraska
nevada
new mexico
nova scotia
oklahoma
oregon
south dakota
texas
utah
washington
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
bold
plain
tailstripes
wingbands
Sounds
clear
melodious
Location
high perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
Deserts
Forests
Grasslands
Color
brown
yellow
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species