Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Olive Sparrow

Olive Sparrow
 The olive sparrow is found primarily in Mexico and Central America. The northern portion of their range does stretch into southern Texas which is the only place in the United States where they can regularly be found.
Olive Sparrow
 They are a somewhat secretive bird which are usually found in dense under growth. Their preferred habitat consists of chaparral and thornscrub thickets.They eat a combination of seeds, insects and larvae, which it gleans from the undergrowth and ground.
Olive Sparrow
 Olive sparrows do not typically migrate. Their nesting season is from march to September. They build their nest low to the ground in a shrub or cactus. The nest is usually dome shaped and made from sticks, bark, grass and leaves. They usually lay from 2 to 5 eggs per year.



8 comments:

Margaret said...

Never seen or heard of this Sparrow so it was lovely to see one in your post.

Marie said...

Love him...great little sparrow, and wonderful photos!

Joy said...

Lovely photographs of it on the water.

BumbleVee said...

A sweet little guy and love that you got him just having fun in the water...

Roger Owen Green said...

blends in well with the stones!

ROG, ABCW

Jen said...

That's a new one. I'll have to keep an eye out for him next time I go to the Rio Grande Valley. Beautiful photos.

CountryMouse said...

What a gorgeous little fellow, looks like it is enjoying the water.

NC Sue said...

He's a cute little guy - and your photos are great!