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Sonoran Desert Birds



Sage sparrow - (Amphispiza belli)

No Photo available for Sage sparrow bird number 1696

Size: 6 inches
Overall Color: grayish brown
Occurrence: valleys
Diet: insects, seeds
Nest: cup
Field Identification: white eye ring, gray head, white eyebrow in front of eye, dark spot in center of breast, pumps and flicks tail
Season: winter

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

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