Black-chinned sparrow

This passerine bird is generally found in chaparral, sagebrush, arid scrublands, and brushy hillsides, breeding in the Southwestern United States , and migrating in winter to north-central Mexico and Baja California Sur. There is also a non-migratory population in central Mexico.

The Black-chinned sparrow is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Black-chinned SparrowSpizella atrogularis Order PASSERIFORMES – Family EMBERIZIDAE Issue No. 270 Authors: Tenney, Chris R. * Articles * Multimedia * References Courtesy Preview This Introductory article that you are viewing is a courtesy preview of the full life history account of this species. The remaining articles (Distribution, Habitat, Behavior, etc. More

The Black-chinned Sparrow, Spizella atrogularis, is a small sparrow. This passerine bird is generally found in chaparral, sagebrush, arid scrublands, and brushy hillsides, breeding in the Southwestern United States (western Texas to southern California), and migrating in winter to north-central Mexico and Baja California Sur. There is also a non-migratory population in central Mexico. More

The Black-chinned Sparrow is a small songbird which lives in areas of brushy hillsides, arid scrublands, sagebrush and chaparral. Breeding grounds span from west Texas to southern California in the southwestern United States. In the winter months, this species migrates to northern-central Mexico and Baja California Sur. However, there is a non-migrating population of Black-chinned Sparrows which resides in central Mexico all year long. This species’ habitat has suffered loss due to mining, overgrazing and off-road vehicles. More

Black-chinned SparrowSpizella atrogularis WatchList 2007 Status: More

● Foraging & Feeding: Black-chinned Sparrow: Feeds on seeds and insects; forages in sage and chaparral. ● Breeding & nesting: Black-chinned Sparrow: Two to five light blue eggs are laid in a grass-lined cup nest well concealed in a low bush. Female incubates eggs for about 13 days. ● Similar species: Black-chinned Sparrow: Juncos have white outer tail feathers. Flight Pattern Flights of short duration on rapidly beating wings. More

The Black-chinned Sparrow is locally common in the arid brushlands of the Southwest and in parts of California occasionally to southern Oregon; it ranges southward into central and southern interior Mexico. It is a partial migrant, with some birds moving to lower elevations and others, particularly the more northern populations, moving southward. An inconspicuous bird, it frequents cover offered by shrubbery, where it forages low in the brush for seeds and insects. More

Black-chinned SparrowSpizella atrogularis = REPORT SIGHTING ADD TO LIFE LIST ADD TO TARGET SPECIES LIST REMOVE FROM WATCH LISTBreeding adult© Vireo click to enlarge Listen FAMILY New World Sparrows Family Description DESCRIPTION 5-5 1/2" (13-14 cm). A gray sparrow with black chin and eye smudge, pink bill, chestnut-streaked mantle, white belly. Thin white wing bars. Female and juveniles lack black facial markings. More

The Black-chinned Sparrow inhabits arid, brushy, mountain slopes of the southwestern U.S. It is most common around the outer Los Angeles area. California’s Black-chinned Sparrows are migratory, though winter movements of Black-chinned Sparrows downslope into desert grasslands are typical of populations in Arizona and New Mexico. Sagebrush is a typical plant in which Black-chinned Sparrows build their nest. After nesting, when the young have fledged, the young often gather together into small flocks. The Birdzilla. More

Home Guide to Birds of North America Black-chinned Sparrow Description Description - BREEDING MALE - The Black-chinned Sparrow has a plain gray head and underparts, a brown, streaked back, and a pink bill. Males have a small black face and throat patch. black-chinned sparrow Female - Females have a gray face and throat. More

Black-chinned Sparrow Spizella atrogularis = enlarge + Black-chinned Sparrow, female More

Black-chinned sparrow is a sparsely distributed but locally common species that inhabits brushy or grassy slopes of the southwest United States and northern Mexico. New Mexico populations may be stable but the species bears close monitoring, as steep declines have been noted elsewhere. More

Black-chinned Sparrow - Spizella atrogularis - - RANGE: Breeds from south-central California east to southern Nevada and southwest Utah, south to Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas, and Mexico. Winters from coastal California, southern Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, south into Baja California and Mexico. STATUS: Uncommon. HABITAT: In desert regions, inhabits tall, dense sagebrush or other brushland areas covered with a variety of plant species. More

Black-chinned Sparrow is a Partners in Flight Watch List species. DISTRIBUTION: (California) HISTORICAL BREEDING DISTRIBUTION: Grinnell and Miller (1944) state that the Black-chinned Sparrow, a summer resident, breeds in the mountains and foothills west of the deserts from Monterey and Mariposa County south to the Mexican border, and on the east and west slopes of the Sierra Nevada south of Mono Lake. More

Black-chinned Sparrow in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, California, 9 June 2007. Shrubs are Ceanothus palmeri, after four years grown to the height of a man (Blackman, Burr, and Unitt in photo for height comparison). Photo by James K. Wilson In 2002 and 2003 southern California was swept by fires of a scope unprecedented since fire officials began keeping accurate records in the early 20th century. Over 738 square miles of San Diego County burned, representing 17. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Spizella
Species : atrogularis
Authority : (Cabanis, 1851)