Vesper Sparrow

Other Names: none

Distribution: Canada and the central United States in summer; southern United States through Mexico in winter.

Vesper Sparrow distribution range map

Description:

Size: 13-15 cm in length with a 21-24 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Brown streaked with black and gray overall, with white outer tail feathers, a narrow white eye ring, and a small patch of chestnut on the bend of the wing. The legs are pale, the beak is brown, and the eyes are black.

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Vesper Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
long billed
Eats
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
sunflower-seed
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
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
notched-tail
long tailed
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
perching
walking
Behavior
flocks
Markings
plain
Sounds
twittering
harsh call
harsh song
Location
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
agricultural
savanna
fields
Deserts
Forests
Urban
Grasslands
Color
black
brown
white
Body Shape
perching
Size
large
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species