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Sonoran Desert Birds



Lark sparrow - (Chondestes grammacus)

 Lark sparrow

Size: 6.5 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: town
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: cuplike on ground
Field Identification: harlequin face pattern, whitish breast, dark spot on breast, white outer tail feathers, communal
Season: winter

Lark sparrow
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae (sparrows)
Genus: Chondestes
species: grammacus

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