Perching

Black-throated Sparrow

Amphispiza bilineata
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Length: 6 in. (14 cm )
In flocks with other sparrow species in the winter or pairs alone in the summer, this desert-dwelling species is common. It lives in some of the most extreme heat and dryness on the continent but seems to thrive. It relies on moisture from the grass and insects it eats and only during the winter drinks water directly from ponds and streams. The male\s song varies considerably from place to place. Its grassy nest is in a bush near or on the ground.'

The four-digit banding code is BTSP.

Female | Robert Shantz


Desert

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Black-throated Sparrow
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-throated-sparrow

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Black-throated Sparrow. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-throated-sparrow

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Dr. Biology. "Black-throated Sparrow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-throated-sparrow

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Dr. Biology. "Black-throated Sparrow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-throated-sparrow

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