Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black-throated Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrows breed across much of the western United States and Mexico. Northern populations migrate south in the winter. The species can be common and consumes insects in the breeding season, and grass seeds, and, while breeding, also a variety of arthropods. Populations in the United States may be declining with thr growth of urban areas and the clearing of mesquite lands for agriculture (Handbook of Birds of the World Alive). I took this photo along I-10 in New Mexico.

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