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    LeConte's Sparrow

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    LeConte's Sparrow

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

    A small, orange-faced sparrow of wet grasslands and grassy meadows, the LeConte's Sparrow is difficult to see because of its secretive nature. On the breeding grounds it usually sings from concealed perches and in the winter it rarely remains in the open for more than a second.

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    Other Names
    • Gorrión de LeConte (Spanish)
    • Bruant de LeConte (French)
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