Data for:
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
List:

Passeriformes > Passerellidae

Rusty Sparrow

Aimophila rufescens

Sign in to see your badges

Identification

POWERED BY MERLIN

Rather large and bulky sparrow of foothills, also found locally in highlands and lowlands. Occurs in brushy woodland, forest edge, and overgrown clearings, especially in areas with oak and pine-oak woodland; locally in areas with humid evergreen forest. Usually rather skulking, on or near the ground, but sings from more conspicuous perches in bushes and trees. Note large size, big bill, which is black above and blue-gray below, strong face pattern with a bold black whisker, and rusty wings and tail.

POWERED BY MERLIN

Statistics

Sign in to see your stats

Weekly Bar Chart

Choose a region to view Weekly Bar Chart

Range Map

Large map

Media

Top video

View all

Learn more about Rusty Sparrow from…

Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America