Botteri's Sparrow

Aimophila botterii
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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.

Male | Herbert Clarke

Mesquite bosque

Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Botteri's 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: March 22, 2018
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