Perching

Grasshopper Sparrow

Ammodramus savannarum
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Length: 5 in. (13 cm )
Found in grassy fields, prairies, and open savanna, this sparrow is relatively easy to locate by its insect-like song in the summer. In the winter, however, it is shy and extremely hard to find, even where it is common. It eats seeds and insects during the summer. The nest is a cup-like depression in the ground, lined with fine grass and usually concealed by overhanging grasses.

The four-digit banding code is GRSP.

Male | Herbert Clarke

Female | Robert Shantz


Grasslands

Savanna
Bird Sound Type: Trilling
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Grasshopper 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/grasshopper-sparrow

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

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

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

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