Vesper sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)

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Vesper sparrow perched on bitterbrush
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Usually foraging on the ground, the vesper sparrow feeds mainly on invertebrates.
  • The vesper sparrow lays blue-green eggs, typically in clutches of four or five.
  • In order to draw attention away from the chicks, the female vesper sparrow may perform a broken wing display when flushed from the nest.
  • Young vesper sparrows fledge between 7 and 12 days after hatching.
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Vesper sparrow description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyEmberizidae
GenusPooecetes (1)

Information on the vesper sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Vesper sparrow status

The vesper sparrow is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Vesper sparrow perched on bitterbrush  
Vesper sparrow perched on bitterbrush

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