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    Botteri's Sparrow

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    Botteri's Sparrow

    Peucaea botterii
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Passerellidae
    Basic Description

    A plain sparrow of Mexican grasslands, Botteri's Sparrow reaches the northern limits of its range in southeastern Arizona and southern Texas. The species shows a strong affinity for tall grasses in semidesert areas and coastal prairie.

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    Other Names
    • Zacatonero de Botteri (Spanish)
    • Bruant de Botteri (French)
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