Perching

Rufous-winged Sparrow

Aimophila carpalis
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Length: 6 in. (15 cm )
This sparrow is a resident of arid grasslands with a mixture of low bushes and mesquites. Its food includes insects, seeds, and grass shoots. The nest is located low in a dense cactus or bush and made of grass and twigs. Breeding season is initiated by unpredictable summer rains. Sometimes it joins small flocks of Black-throated, Chipping and Brewer\s Sparrows in the winter.'

The four-digit banding code is RWSP.

Female | Herbert Clarke


Desert

Mesquite bosque
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Rufous-winged 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/rufous-winged-sparrow

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

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