Grasshopper Sparrow

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Grasshopper Sparrow

Ammodramus savannarum
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Passerellidae
Basic Description

A furtive bird of open grasslands, the Grasshopper Sparrow takes its name not only from its diet, but also from its insect-like song. It is found during the breeding season across much of the eastern United States and Great Plains, nesting and feeding mostly on the ground.

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Other Names
  • Chingolo Saltamontes (Spanish)
  • Bruant sauterelle (French)
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