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Le Conte's Sparrow
Ammodramus leconteii

Sparrows, Grosbeaks and Buntings
Sparrows, Finches & Grosbeaks (Emberizidae)

Size: Length: 11.5-13.5 cm

Description: Le Conte's sparrow is an occasional mountain nester. It has a light buffy-orange head, with a black crown divided by a narrow buffy median streak. There is a black eye streak which borders a gray-brown cheek. The throat is white, but the breast has a hint of buff with brown streaks. The belly is white. The nape is buff with faint streaking, and the back brown, streaked with dark brown. The feathers have a light outer edge. The wings have no white bands. Le Conte's sparrow prefers wet locales, sedge meadows, and moist marshes. They nest in the grasses, building a cup of grass stems hidden on the ground. The song is a two syllable buzzing call: "zzt-zzzzzzt".

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