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Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Aimophila ruficeps
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Length: 6 in. (15 cm )
A resident of arid, rocky slopes with scattered shrubs and small trees, this sparrow remains with its mate or solitary all year round. The grass-lined nest is found on the ground and rarely in a low bush. Food is mainly seeds, young grass shoots and in the summer some insects.

The four-digit banding code is RCSP.

Female | Scott Streit

Male | Oliver Niehuis


Chaparral

Desert

Mesquite bosque

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Rufous-crowned 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: October 22, 2020
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/rufous-crowned-sparrow

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Rufous-crowned Sparrow. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved October 22, 2020 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/rufous-crowned-sparrow

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

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