Grasshopper Sparrow

(Ammodramus savannarum)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon migrant and breeder

Habitat

Open grasslands with patches of bare ground

Size

5 to 5½ in length

7½ wingspan


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Taxonomy
The taxonomic arrangement below follows Sibley/Monroe World List of Bird Names. It is based on DNA relationships and is being adopted by a growing number of ornithologists worldwide, including National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)34. The rearrangement has been adopted in part by the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU). However, the AOU has not adopted the rearrangement of New World sparrows. In the Sibley/Monroe arrangement, the family Emberizidae (buntings, American sparrows, and relatives) is merged with the family Fringillidae (finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers) and Emberizinae and Fringillinae are subfamilies.


Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Superfamily:

Passeroidea

 

Family:

Fringillidae (finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)

 

Subfamily:

Emberizinae

 

Tribe:

Emberizini

 
Subordinate Taxa

Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus)

Eastern Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum pratensis)

Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum beatriceae)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum borinquensis)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum caribaeus)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum caucae)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum cracens)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum intricatus)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum perpallidus)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum savannarum)

Western Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum bimaculatus)

 
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Published on May 19, 2013

Grasshopper Sparrow ( Ammodramus savannarum ) singing . Filmed in Nachusa Grasslands Illinois 5-19-2013.

 
     
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Published on May 30, 2013

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  Grasshopper Sparrow Portrait
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Published on Jun 3, 2012

The Grasshopper Sparrow at one time was fairly common throughout the United States and Canada. It's range just enters southern Canada. Intensive farming practices are now reducing their numbers significantly. They are particularly difficult to find in their northern range with only a few hundred pairs, for example, know to breed in Quebec. Found in pastures, hayfields, grasslands, palmetto scrub, and weedy fallow fields. This video was shot from a pasture near Kirkfield Ontario. You may hear the Woodcock and cows in the background.

Adults usually have unstreaked buffy breast and sides but immatures are streaked on underparts. Dark crown with a light central stripe on a flat head. Tail is very short and sharp. Similar Le Conte's Sparrow has a buffy eyebrow stripe.

Its faint but distinctive song is a grasshopper-like buzz.

 
     
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Published on Apr 13, 2014

Grashopper Sparrow singing

 
     
  Grasshopper Sparrow chipping
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