Savanna sparrow

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Related to Savannah Sparrow: swamp sparrow, vesper sparrow
(Zool.) an American sparrow (Ammodramus sandwichensis or Passerculus savanna) of which several varieties are found on grassy plains from Alaska to the Eastern United States.

See also: Savanna

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We focused on seven grassland bird species: sedge wren (Cistothorus paltensis), Savannah sparrow (Passerculus sandzmchensis), grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum), Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus hensloxmi), dickcissel (Spiza americana), bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), and western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta).
03 -- Euphagus carolinus# Say's Phoebe SAPH -- -- Sayornis saya Savannah Sparrow SAVS# 0.
Site Year Audubon Babocomari Buenos Aires Davis Savannah sparrow 1999 2 2 12 0 2000 20 17 11 0 2001 0 34 48 60 Grasshopper sparrow 1999 52 27 79 19 2000 74 7 43 8 2001 3 0 12 17 Baird's sparrow 1999 14 8 6 7 2000 5 6 1 13 2001 10 4 10 14 Site Year Diamond C San Rafael Total Savannah sparrow 1999 0 6 22 2000 19 4 71 2001 33 1 176 Grasshopper sparrow 1999 25 87 289 2000 58 36 226 2001 10 1 43 Baird's sparrow 1999 0 26 61 2000 3 14 42 2001 3 8 49 Table 3-- Number of birds recorded at seven sites in southeastern Arizona, calculated as the sum of the maximum number of individuals recorded on six transect plots at each site sampled three times each winter, 1999-2001.
Birds also benefit from increased plant cover in marshes; for example, in southern California the state-listed endangered Belding's Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis beldingi) uses several marsh plant species for nesting habitat (Powell, 1993).
The first identifies the bird as a Savannah sparrow, the second indicates which individual is singing, and the third component is used by females to assess males.
Unlike Ingold (2002), we found no savannah sparrow, Henslow's sparrow or short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) nests although we detected singing male Henslow's sparrows on our study site and singing male savannah sparrows in lightly grazed cattle pastures adjacent to our study site.
Savannah Sparrow and Field Sparrow) and other common grassland passerines (e.
Savannah sparrow songs (shown as spectrogram derivatives) don't reveal family trees.
Nearby, a marsh wren chitters in a tree and a savannah sparrow settles in below it.
Feathered beneficiaries of this Farm Bill program include the northern harrier, sharp-tailed grouse, short-eared owl, greater and lesser prairie chicken, willet, sage wren, savannah sparrow, lark bunting, grasshopper sparrow and meadow lark, to name a few.
The reserve is home to the brown pelican, California's least tern, Belding's savannah sparrow, light-footed clapper rail, blackrail, peregrine falcon, and other exotic birds and wildlife.
Savannah sparrow abundance was negatively influenced by percent herbaceous canopy cover (r = 0.
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