French: Bruant de Le Conte German: Leconteammer Spanish: Chingolo de Le Conte
prairies of upper Missouri River = Fort Union, North Dakota, USA
Canada from SC Mackenzie (in Northwest Territories), Peace R lowlands of NE British Columbia and throughout lowlands of Alberta E to C Manitoba, N & E Ontario and locally S Quebec, S in USA to NW Montana, N South Dakota, S Minnesota and N Michigan; non-breeding S USA from C Kansas, S Illinois, C & S Missouri, W Tennessee and coastal South Carolina S to Gulf Coast (Texas E to W Florida).
10·5–12·5 cm; 10–16·3 g. A small sparrow with short tail, rectrices spike-like, and bright ochre supercilium. Has whitish median crownstripe... read more
Song a short insect-like “reese-reese”, “z-z-z-buzz” or “tzeek-tzzz-... read more
Breeds in moist to wet grasslands, sometimes mixed with cat-tail (Typha) and ... read more
Food and feeding
Little detailed information. Diet during breeding mainly adult and larval insects, also seeds; probably feeds young principally on insects... read more
In general, has been little studied, and breeding behaviour is not well known. Season late May to mid-Aug. Monogamous. Perhaps loosely... read more
Migratory. Difficult to observe and probably often overlooked; migration routes appear to be... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Classed as “Declining” in the USA (Yellow WatchList priority species for conservation). Often common in appropriate... read more
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