Sparrow, Leconte bird picturesLECONTE SPARROW
648. Passarherbulus lecontei. 5 inches
Hind head chestnut and gray; sides of head, throat, breast, and flanks a rich buff color.
Song. - A grasshopper-like squeaking.
Nest. - Of grasses in hollows of the ground on prairies; eggs greenish white thickly specked with brownish (.65 x .50).
Range. - Breeds in the Great Plains from Dakota to Manitoba, and winters southeastward to the South Atlantic and Gulf States.