LeConte's sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.25 inches
Large, conical bill
Large, flat head
Orange face surrounding gray cheek
Black eye line becoming T-shaped behind eye
Black crown with narrow, whitish crown stripe
Gray nape with purple streaks
Buffy breast and sides
Sides finely streaked
White belly and undertail coverts
Brown wing coverts
Dark and light streaking on back
Juvenile plumage (summer, sometimes fall) similar to adult but duller without nape patch and with buff central crown stripe
Found in marshes and fields
The LeConte's sparrow is similar to the sharp-tailed sparrows but has a
white central crown stripe and purplish streaks on the nape.
Migration Status: Short distance migrant
Breeding Habitat: Grassland
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: 12-13(?) days
Days to Fledge:?
Number of Broods:?
Diet: Mostly insects and 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
Fall: September, October, November Acc
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley