Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.5 inches
Large, conical bill
Large, flat head
Two dark "whiskers"
Buffy streaked breast and sides
White belly and undertail coverts
Narrow, whitish crown stripe
Rusty wing coverts
Dark and light streaking on back
Juvenile plumage (summer, sometimes fall) similar to adult but has fine streaks confined to sides of breast
Found in open fields with tall herbaceous vegetation
The Henslow's sparrow can be told from other sparrows by its olive face
and rusty wings.
Migration Status: Short distance migrant
Breeding Habitat: Grassland
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: 11 days
Days to Fledge: 9-10
Number of Broods: 2
Diet: Mostly insects, seeds
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May
Su - Summer: June, July, August Acc
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley