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Botteri's Sparrow

Peucaea botterii ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: EMBERIZIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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.

Songs

Song begins with several short notes, followed by an accelerating trill, similar in rhythm to a ping-pong ball bouncing and then coming to rest.

Calls

Calls include various chips, chitters, and churring sounds.

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