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Sparrow, Le Conte's
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Ammodramus leconteii
Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Canada, Central America and Caribbean, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (State), Global, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, North America, Northwest Territories Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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It is a very secretive bird that prefers to spend most of its time on the ground under the cover of tall grasses.[ 2] They are typically very difficult to flush, often only flushing at a distance of 1–3 m as they prefer to run across the ground.[ 3] When they do emerge they rarely fly more than a foot or two above the grass and often descend again within a few meters.[ 2] [ 4] Because it is so rarely seen, there are still many gaps in knowledge about the Le Conte’s Sparrow. Nests are often very hard to find, and individuals are more often identified by sound than by sight. ...
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