Perching

Lincoln's Sparrow

Melospiza lincolnii
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Length: 6 in. (15 cm )
A skulking and often difficult to see species, the Lincoln\s Sparrow winters commonly in low shrubby areas often along riparian areas and near water. Here it feeds almost exclusively on seeds. In the summer it nests in coniferous forest bogs and wet meadows. The nest is a shallow depression in a moist grassy or mossy tussock and lined with grass and hair. The nestlings are fed insects.'

The four-digit banding code is LISP.


Fir forest

Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Lincoln'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 13, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/lincolns-sparrow

APA Style

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

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

Chicago Manual of Style

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

MLA 2017 Style

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

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