Vesper Sparrow Images, Facts and Information:
- 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.