1.April 24, 2004 - Caliente,
2., 3., 4. April 26, 2004 - near Virgin, Washington County, Utah
© Nicky Davis
L 5.5 WS 7.75,
throat and breast, grayish crown, ear patch and back, pale underparts,
white supercillium and malar streak.
Forages mostly on
ground for insects, seeds and some green vegetation in arid and
areas with sage, cactus, creosote or mesquite. Lays 3-4 pale bluish
eggs in cup nest of stems and grass lined with hair 1-3 feet high in
or cactus. Altricial.Territory is defended by male against Sage and
Black-throated Sparrows. They forage in small flocks in winter with
Chipping, Sage, and White-crowned Sparrows.