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Sparrow, Leconte bird pictures


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.