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Lark Sparrow

Chondestes grammacus

Lark Sparrows range over most of the USA west of the Appalachian Range. These birds prefer open grassland habitats with adjoining scattered woods and bushes, where they forage on the ground for insects and seeds.

The females choose their nesting site, either on the ground or low in a tree or bush. Pairs are monogamous for a season and don’t tolerate intrusions into their territory, but after nesting, will congregate in loose flocks, often mixing with White-Crowned and Savannah Sparrows.

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