French: Bruant de Baird German: Bairdammer Spanish: Chingolo de Baird
prairie of upper Missouri = eastern Montana near Old Fort Union, USA#R
SW Canada from SE Alberta, C Saskatchewan and SW Manitoba, S in N USA to NE & NC Montana (possibly to E Wyoming) and NW South Dakota, perhaps also still NW Minnesota; winters in S USA (SE Arizona, S New Mexico and SW Texas) and N Mexico (NE Sonora E to W Coahuila, S to Durango and N Zacatecas).
12–14 cm; 15–21·5 g. A medium-sized, rather short-tailed sparrow. Head is mostly ochraceous, crown heavily streaked with dark brown, a more or less... read more
Song a clear, loud series of ringing notes ending in melodious trill, “zhe zhe she... read more
Breeds in ungrazed or lightly grazed grassland interspersed with scattered clumps of grass and low... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on seeds, but also takes insects such as beetles (Coleoptera), Orthoptera, Lepidoptera larvae and flies (Diptera), and spiders (... read more
Season late May to mid-Aug; usually single-brooded, sometimes two broods. Monogamous, occasionally polygynous. Nest had coarse exterior... read more
Migratory; movements occur through Great Plains (passage recorded through E Colorado, W & C... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Classified as “Highest Concern” in the USA (Red WatchList priority species for conservation). Locally common in... read more
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