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    Vesper Sparrow

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    Vesper Sparrow

    Pooecetes gramineus
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Passerellidae
    Basic Description

    A large sparrow, the Vesper Sparrow inhabits grasslands and fields across much of the north-central United States and Canada. As its name suggests, it often sings in the evening twilight, though it sings actively in early morning as well.

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    Other Names
    • Gorrión Cola Blanca (Spanish)
    • Bruant vespéral (French)
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