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Vesper Sparrow

 

Length: 5.5 - 6.75 inches Song: two clear notes followed by two higher notes, then a shorter descending trill. The call is a high thin tssit.
Wingspan: 10 - 11.25 inches Behavior: solitary or in pairs
Weight: 1.0 ounces Breeding: monogamous. solitary or lose groups
Habitat: grassland with scattered trees; open landscapes; and area's of scrub vegetation, frequently with thorns Population: uncommon or fairly common
Migration: migratory Feeders: insects and seeds
Appearance: brown ear patch bordered behind and below with white; upperparts streaked gray-brown; chestnut patch at bend of wing, with row of black spots beneath; white outer tail, eye ring, and underparts; long notched tail; and grayish brown streaking on breast, throat, and sides.
Interesting Facts: named for the time of day it usually sings its best and most continuous choruses, that twilight when many other songbirds are silent.

Compiled by Reanne, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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