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Grasshopper sparrow
Ammodramus savannarum

Grasshopper sparrow
Grasshopper sparrow
Grasshopper sparrow

Size: 5 inches
Overall Color: buffy and brown
Occurrence: grasslands, fields
Diet: grasshoppers and seeds
Nest: cup on ground in grassland
Field Identification: small birds with plain buffy breast and brown crown, orange-yellow spot before eye
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 81 Emberizidae (sparrows,juncos,towhees,some buntings)
Genus: Ammodramus
Species: savannarum

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