Sunday, June 23, 2013

Field Sparrow

When we visited Faribault in May, Erika and I banded a Field Sparrow, a species I have ringed several times at our Dundas banding station. These sparrows are common in eastern North America. They breed in brushy pastures and scrublands, but, to their detriment, seldom in similar urban habitat. Across their range, Field Sparrows appear to be declining in numbers, either because their habitat is becoming forest or becoming urbanized (Carey et al. 2008).

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