Perching

Cassin's Sparrow

Aimophila cassinii
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Length: 6 in. (15 cm )
The beautiful flight song of this sparrow is a quintessential part of the southwest grassland habitat. Flying up from its low perch, the male then floats down with tail spread and head back in full song. Insects are its primary food during the summer, but seeds are the winter food. Some data indicate that this sparrow doe not have to drink water for most of the year and apparently makes its own water from the seeds and insects it eats. The grassy nest is placed on the ground often in the shade of low vegetation or bushes.

The four-digit banding code is CASP.

Female | Robert Shantz


Grasslands

Savanna
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Cassin'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: September 19, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cassins-sparrow

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Cassin's Sparrow. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 19, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cassins-sparrow

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

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

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Dr. Biology. "Cassin's Sparrow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cassins-sparrow

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