Lark Sparrow

Chondestes grammacus
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Length: 7 in. (17 cm )
This attractive sparrow often flocks in open grassy areas, shrubby fields and savannas. The Lark Sparrow feeds mostly on seeds, but it provides insects to the young. The nest is on the ground or in a low shrub or rock crevice and made of grass and twigs.

The four-digit banding code is LASP.

Female | Robert Shantz

Female | Robert Shantz



Riparian / River forest


Bird Sound Type: Trilling
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Lark 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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