Henslow's Sparrow

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Henslow's Sparrow

Centronyx henslowii
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Passerellidae
Basic Description

An uncommon and famously inconspicuous bird, the Henslow's Sparrow breeds in weedy grasslands of the east-central United States. Its population numbers have declined steadily over the past few decades, largely because of habitat loss.

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Other Names
  • Chingolo de Henslow (Spanish)
  • Bruant de Henslow (French)
  • Cool Facts

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