Perching

Brewer's Sparrow

Spizella breweri
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Length: 6 in. (14 cm )
Most conspicuous in desert shrubby areas in the winter, large flocks of Brewer\'s Sparrow feed on the ground and low bushes for seeds. They often move with other sparrow species, such as White-crowned Sparrows and Black-throated Sparrows. During the summer pairs set up territories in Sage Brush and higher altitude dry shrub areas, where they feed largely on insects and spiders. They can go for almost a month without water, evidently making water from the seeds they eat.

The four-digit banding code is BRSP.

Male | Barb Winterfield

Female | Robert Shantz


Agricultural

Chaparral

Desert

Mesquite bosque

Savanna

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Brewer'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: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/brewers-sparrow

APA Style

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

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Brewer's Sparrow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/brewers-sparrow

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Dr. Biology. "Brewer's Sparrow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/brewers-sparrow

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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