French: Bruant à couronne dorée German: Kronenammer Spanish: Chingolo coronidorado
J. F. Gmelin
“in Sinu Natka, et insulis Sandwich” = Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA
Aleutian Is (E from Unimak I and Shumagin Is) and W & NC Alaska, W Canada (C Yukon, SW Northwest Territories S to S British Columbia and SW Alberta). Non-breeding from S Alaska and S British Columbia S to SW USA (S to W California and E Nevada) and NW Mexico (N & C Baja California, rarely S to Sonora).
15–18 cm; 21·2–36·5 g. A fairly large, long-tailed sparrow. In breeding plumage, crown is blackish-brown, becoming brownish toward nape, with broad... read more
Song characteristically consists of 3 plaintive, clearly whistled descending notes in minor key,... read more
Breeds in forest–tundra ecotone and shrubby tundra with scattered birch (Betula) and dwarf... read more
Food and feeding
Little information on diet. Outside breeding season principally vegetable matter (seeds and fruits), and takes small insects and spiders (... read more
Season Jun–Jul; single brooded, rarely second broods attempted. Monogamous. Pair formation occurs within two weeks of arrival on breeding... read more
Migratory. Passage largely along coastal slope, interior breeding populations likely using river... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to locally common; often common in appropriate habitat. Some indications that populations increasing in size. Breeds in... read more
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