French: Bruant à face noire German: Harrisammer Spanish: Chingolo de Harris
few miles west of Independence, Missouri, USA
Canada from N Mackenzie (possibly from Yukon) E to C Nunavut, S to NE Saskatchewan, N Manitoba and NW Ontario. Winters in C & S USA primarily from SW South Dakota, N Nebraska and C Iowa S, E of foothills and W of Mississippi R, to SC & C Texas.
16–19 cm; 28·4–48·8 g. A large sparrow with long tail. Has crown, eyestripe, face, chin and throat black, eyestripe brownish-buff in fresh (autumn)... read more
Song consists of one to several clear whistled notes in same minor key, often following other notes... read more
Found at forest–tundra interface in islands of white spruce (Picea glauca), black... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, also spruce needles; in winter eats seeds and fruits. Forages principally on or close to ground; in breeding season also... read more
Season mid-Jun to mid-Jul, nest-building beginning when snow-melt has occurred (typically, first half Jun); single-brooded. Monogamous. On... read more
Migratory; entire population migrates through a relatively narrow corridor between breeding and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Often common or very common in appropriate habitat. Relatively little known. Breeds in remote and isolated places where there is little human... read more
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