Sage sparrow


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(Zool.) a small sparrow (Amphispiza Belli, var. Nevadensis) which inhabits the dry plains of the Rocky Mountain region, living among sagebrush.

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After our field seasons, the progenitor sage sparrow (Amphispiza belli) was split into separate species as sagebrush sparrows and Bell's sparrows (Chesser et al.
kinkiense (San Clemente Island larkspur), San Clemente loggerhead shrike (Lanium ludovicianus mearnsi), San Clemente sage sparrow (Amphispiza belli clementeae), and Island night lizard (Xantusia riversiana).
In the last two Christmas Bird Counts, several rare bird species were recorded, including the northern harrier, golden eagle, peregrine falcon and Bell's sage sparrow, Savaikie said.
The Lincoln's sparrow (left), the sage sparrow and the black-backed woodpecker are among Noah Strycker's detailed bird drawings.
Because they require vast areas of habitat to survive, sage grouse are also umbrella species; conserving and restoring sage grouse habitat will benefit other sagebrush obligate species such as the sagebrush vole (Lagurus curtatus), sage sparrow (Amphispiza belli), sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus graciosus), and the pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis).
Some are sagebrush obligates-creatures such as the sage grouse, sage sparrow, sagebrush lizard and sagebrush vole that cannot survive without plenty of high-quality sagebrush and its associated perennial grasses and forbs.
Key words: birds, passerine; Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri); Geographic Information Systems; habitat association model; Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris); Idaho, USA; landscape change; remote sensing; Sage Sparrow (Amphispiza belli); Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus); shrubsteppe; Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta); wildfire.
Macrogeographic patterns of morphometric and genetic variation in the sage sparrow complex.
SANTA CLARITA - There's nothing Dan Cooper would like more than to see a sage sparrow flitting through the brush in one of the few remaining undeveloped corners of Santa Clarita.
Despite slight interspecific differences in the type of patches selected and in the manner in which they were used, the significant annual changes in patch selection by both species occurred in parallel; the change in average Sage Sparrow scores on the four components between 1981-1982 and 1982-1983 was significantly correlated with the change in average Brewer's Sparrow [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 4 OMITTED] scores during the same period (r - 0.
Plywood models of tanks and missiles poke through native shrubs with flittering San Clemente Island sage sparrows, found only on the island.
Our objective is to determine if and how these processes operate in shrub steppe ecosystems in Idaho by monitoring nesting success of shrub-steppe obligate species (Brewer's Sparrows, Spizella breweri, Sage Sparrows, Amphispiza belli, and Sage Thrashers, Oreoscoptes montanus).