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Black-Throated Sparrow

Amphispiza bilineata

Black-Throated Sparrow is a year-round resident in the southern deserts, but some birds will travel throughout most of the Great Basin region to breed. Sparse desert growth, where few other birds frequent are often attractive areas to these birds.

Populations of these birds have declined over 40% since 1970. Drought and habitat loss due to fire-prevention and development are believed to be leading causes of the decline. Unlike some birds, Black-Throated Sparrows have not adapted well to urbanized altered habitats.

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