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    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
    • Zacatonero de Cassin (Spanish)
    • Bruant de Cassin (French)
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