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Sparrows of North Dakota

Streaked Sparrows


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5. Savannah Sparrow Small, very common sparrow with a creamy white breast streaked with relatively wide, short stripes. Head and back are also streaked in a combination of light and dark brown. A pale stripe runs down the middle of the head. Eyebrow is yellow or whitish. Has a pronounced darker stripe behind the eye. Sometimes shows a breast spot. Prefers wet meadows, hayfields and grasslands. Hops around on the ground picking up seeds of weeds and grasses. Also eats insects during the spring and summer. Usually nests on the ground in a natural or scraped out hollow filled with coarse grasses and moss.
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