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Grasshopper Sparrow

Ammodramus savannarum ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: EMBERIZIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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.

Calls

  • Song
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Song is two staccato notes followed by a long, insect-like buzz. Second song, sometimes delivered in flight, is a long series of short buzzy notes. Call is a staccato double or triple ticking note.

Search the Macaulay Library online archive for more sounds and videos

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