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.

See also: Sage

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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., 2013).
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).
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).