vesper sparrow


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vesper sparrow

n.
A North American sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) having white markings on its outer tail feathers.

[From its singing in the evening.]
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Noun1.vesper sparrow - common North American finch noted for its evening songvesper sparrow - common North American finch noted for its evening song
New World sparrow - sparrow-like North American finches
genus Pooecetes, Pooecetes - a genus of Fringillidae
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These include the common yellowthroat and vesper sparrow that currently breed or migrate through Shenandoah, and may begin wintering there, too.
Other notable finds: American bittern, black-crowned night heron, northern pintail, ruddy duck, black tern, whip-poor-will, yellow-bellied flycatcher, bobolink and vesper sparrow.
The others include preserving the Oregon vesper sparrow, a rare bird, and Bradshaw's lomatium, a federally endangered plant that once was common in Western Oregon.
For species recorded from transects (northern harrier, horned lark, Sprague's pipit, vesper sparrow, and meadowlarks), we used maximum number of individuals of that species recorded during a season on each transect, summed across all transects for an index of relative abundance (=total number of individuals) per site per year (Johnson, 2008).
Bird species listed as "at risk" or "of special concern" that can be seen here include sharp-shinned hawk, Cooper's hawk, northern goshawk, red-shouldered hawk, red-headed woodpecker, golden-winged warbler, cerulean warbler, vesper sparrow, grasshopper sparrow, American woodcock, willow flycatcher, wood thrush, blue-winged warbler, Canada warbler, yellow-breasted chat and rusty blackbird.
Vesper Sparrow, Bobolink, and Eastern Meadowlark prefer large areas of grassy meadow, hayfields, and tall grasses.
Forests of bur oak serve as breeding sites for numerous songbirds, including indigo bunting, vesper sparrow, and yellow-throated vireo, which breed in these areas exclusively.
Ferruginous hawk Northern harrier Greater prairie chicken (NA) Sharp-tailed grouse Ring-necked pheasant Mountain plover (NA) Long-billed curlew Upland sandpiper Barn owl (NA) Burrowing owl Short-eared owl Horned lark Sedge wren Sprague's pipit Bobolink (above) Eastern meadowlark (left) Western meadowlark Dickcissel Lark bunting Savannah sparrow Grasshopper sparrow Baird's sparrow LeConte's sparrow Henslow's sparrow Cassin's sparrow Vesper sparrow McGown's longspur Chestnut-collared longspur *Key: Declining Increasing Stable Insufficient data (NA) For More About Grasslands
In the spring mating season-when the bird really started crooning-his winter ladylove left him, recounts Kroodsma, who once discovered two house wrens and a vesper sparrow that sang Bewick's wren songs.
The hearing yesterday was held mainly because the airport has been identified as habitat and possibly home to two endangered species, the grasshopper sparrow and vesper sparrow. Yesterday, there were mostly tree sparrows flitting around the airport looking for bugs.
The oak savannah and woodlands are home to the acorn woodpecker, vesper sparrow and white-breasted nuthatch, birds whose habitat has dwindled to almost nothing in the Oregon landscape, said Soll.