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Field Sparrow
Field Sparrow

Physical Traits: The Field Sparrow is a very common bird found in pastures and fields. Their song consists of a repeated whistled note of one pitch that increases in rate until reaching a trill.

Habitat: The Field Sparrow forages on the ground or in low vegetation with a preference for insects and small seeds. It is comfortable in residential areas and is a frequent visitor to feeders. The nest is shaped as an open cup consisting of woven grass stems and lined with finer grasses and other materials. The nest will be located near the ground in overgrown grass clumps or at the base of shrubs.

Recommended Feeder: Ground, large hopper, platform feeder, small hopper

Feeder Tips: Place the feeder on a low platform in a protected area that offers the safety of trees or shrubs. The Field Sparrow will also be present near other types of bird feeders, feeding on dropped seeds. To attract sparrows, place a blend of millet and sunflower seeds in a ground feeder.

States and Regions Found: The bird is seen from eastern Montana and eastward to southern Quebec and southern Maine and southward to central Texas and northwestern Florida.

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