Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Clay-colored Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow
 The clay-colored sparrow is an Emberizine, or new world, sparrow that lives in the central portions of North America. Their breeding range includes the north central portion of the United States, from Montana through Michigan, and central Canada. Their individual breeding territory is smaller then most other Passerine species, so they are often found foraging outside their territory during the breeding season. Clay-colored sparrows typically forage close to the ground and eat primarily grass seeds, though they will also eat insects. They tend to feed their young primarily insects. During the winter these sparrows migrate south to Mexico and Central America where they are often found in mixed flocks with other species of sparrows.




18 comments:

amanda@wildlysimple said...

Stellar photo!

HansHB said...

Great photo!
Lovely to see your post!

Wanda said...

I enjoy some of these little sparrows in my back yard. That's a lovely shot you got.

photowannabe said...

Perfect photo and a very sweet bird.

lotusleaf said...

Our sparrows have vanished without a trace!

Roger Owen Green said...

clay-colored - love these names!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Andrew said...

A beautiful little bird to see..

Adam Jones said...

Cracking little bird, and great shot.

Findlay Wilde said...

he is really nice

Neil said...

Nice photo.

mick said...

Great photo of an interesting bird.

Fjällripan said...

Great photo of this little sweet singer!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh how sweet and I love that you captured it singing~

Stewart M said...

Hi - the number of sparrows (and finches) you have in the US is remarkable. They must be a real headache when you are starting birding.

Cheer- Stewart M - Australia

Andrea said...

This is a new sparrow to me, though I live in their territory. Do they ever go by another name? Or are they confused for a different sparrow. Boy, I learned something new from you today ... thanks!

Andrea @ From The Sol

Paula Scott said...

I love the sparrow song-wondering how the clay covered sparrow's song sounds.

Pat said...

Lovely capture of the singing sparrow!

ChrisJ said...

You always have such great photographs. I think I have seen a clay colored sparrow down here but sparrows are so difficult to differentiate between.