Perching

Savannah Sparrow

Passerculus sandwichensis
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Length: 6 in. (14 cm )
Almost entirely limited to grassy meadows, marsh edges, and prairie areas, this sparrow is most easily seen perching on a tall grass or on a barbed wire fence. The grassy nest is concealed on the ground usually under overhanging grasses. During the summer, spiders and insects are added to the seed diet. In the winter, the Savannah Sparrow often occurs together with several other species of sparrows in scattered flocks in grassy areas. Populations breeding in different parts of the continent have varying amounts of yellow over the eye, and the bill size is much larger in some populations than others. In the winter many of these different appearing populations flock together in a confusing array.

The four-digit banding code is SAVS.

Female | Robert Shantz

Male | Jim Burns


Agricultural

Grasslands

Marsh / swamp

Savanna
Bird Sound Type: Trilling
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bird Sound Type: Trilling
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Savannah 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: June 21, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/savannah-sparrow

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Savannah Sparrow. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 21, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/savannah-sparrow

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

Chicago Manual of Style

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

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Savannah Sparrow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 21 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/savannah-sparrow

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