French: Bruant fauve German: Fuchsammer Spanish: Chingolo zorruno
North America = Quebec, Canada
Subspecies and Distribution
P. i. zaboria
Oberholser, 1946 – NW and interior Alaska and in W Canada from N Yukon and NW & CE Northwest Territories E to N Manitoba, S to N British Columbia, C Alberta and C Saskatchewan; winters in SE USA chiefly E of Great Plains, from E Kansas and S Iowa S to S Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and N Georgia.
P. i. iliaca
(Merrem, 1786) – E Canada from NE Manitoba E to N Labrador, S to NC Ontario, SE Quebec and S Newfoundland; winters in SE Canada (S Ontario and, rarely, New Brunswick) and E USA from S Wisconsin and S Michigan E to N Vermont, S to S Mississippi, Alabama and C Florida.
15–17 cm; 29·6–49 g. Large sparrow with long wings and relatively short tail. Nominate race has top of head grey with bright rusty-chestnut streaks, grey... read more
Primary song a series of loud, clear, slurred ringing whistles on different pitches, usually ending... read more
Breeds in dense deciduous thickets, commonly alders (Alnus) or willows (Salix),... read more
Food and feeding
During breeding season a wide variety of arthropods, including beetles (Coleoptera), fly larvae (Diptera), caterpillars (Lepidoptera), ants... read more
Season early Apr through early Jul; in Newfoundland egg-laying commences as early as late Apr, most clutches begun in May and early Jun,... read more
Migratory. Most winter E of Great Plains; uncommon on W coast and in S Arizona and New Mexico.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout range in suitable habitat. Breeds in fairly remote areas that have been little disturbed by humans, and wintering habitat... read more
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