Cassin's Sparrow

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Cassin's Sparrow

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

Plain in plumage but distinctive in habits, the Cassin's Sparrow inhabits arid grasslands in the south-central United States and northern Mexico. Though furtive, the male performs dramatic territorial display flights while singing a sweet, far-carrying song.

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Other Names
  • Chingolo de Cassin (Spanish)
  • Bruant de Cassin (French)
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