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    Henslow's Sparrow

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    Henslow's Sparrow

    Ammodramus 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)
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