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Henslow's Sparrow

Ammodramus henslowii ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: EMBERIZIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

An uncommon and famously inconspicuous bird, the Henslow's Sparrow breeds in weedy grasslands of the east-central United States. Its population numbers have declined steadily over the past few decades, largely because of habitat loss.

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Calls

A very simple, thin, two-syllable "tsi-lick."

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