Living Bird Magazine
Black-throated SparrowAmphispiza bilineata
- ORDER: Passeriformes
- FAMILY: Passerellidae
The striking Black-throated Sparrow is a denizen of open deserts of the western United States and Mexico.More ID Info
- Chingolo Gorjinegro (Spanish)
- Bruant à gorge noire (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Black-throated Sparrow establishes and holds a large territory during nest construction and egg laying. Once incubation starts, the territory boundary shrinks, and the male becomes less responsive to intruders.
- The oldest recorded Black-throated Sparrow was a female, and at least 6 years old when she was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Arizona.