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Botteri's Sparrow

Aimophila botterii

Botteri's Sparrow
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 6 in. (15 cm)
A resident of mixed grasslands and open savanna, the Botteri's Sparrow would be almost impossible to find if it did not regularly perch on the top of the highest bush or shrub and sing loudly. Its nest is made of grass and is placed on or near the ground, usually in a shady site. Seeds are its main food, but while feeding young, insects become a major part of the diet. The four-digit banding code is BOSP.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

Savanna
Savanna

Mesquite bosque
Mesquite bosque

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