Vesper Sparrow Images

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Vesper Sparrow Images2018-05-06T06:06:52+00:00
Perched adult Vesper Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow Images, Facts and Information:

Poocetes gramineus

  • Vesper Sparrows are large grayish brown sparrows with streaked backs and chests, white eye rings and white outer tail feathers.
  • Vesper Sparrows are migratory.
  • They were known as “Bay-winged Buntings” prior to being named Vesper Sparrows because of the small area of chestnut/rufous colored lesser coverts which usually are not visible.
  • Vesper Sparrows habitat includes open fields, grasslands, fallow fields, prairies, sagebrush steppe, roadsides, meadows and pastures.
  • Vesper Sparrows primarily eat seeds and grains and include insects, spiders and other small invertebrates during the breeding season.
  • Vesper Sparrows lay 2 to 6 eggs which hatch in 11 to 13 days. Both sexes incubate and they are monogamous.
  • Vesper Sparrows can live up to 7 years.

I hope you enjoy viewing my Vesper Sparrow photos.

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