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Five-striped Sparrow

Aimophila quinquestriata

Five-striped Sparrow
copyright Brian Small
Length: 6 in. (15 cm)
Found only on steep, rocky, arid slopes the Five-striped Sparrow is difficult to find unless it is singing from a high perch of cactus or shrubbery. A single male can sing over 150 different songs. They feed on the ground looking for seeds most of the year, but during the nesting season find insects to feed to their young. The nest is a deep cup hidden in a grass clump or base of a bush. The four-digit banding code is FSSP.

Desert
Desert

Shrubs
Shrubs

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Chirping (sound type)
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Male
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