Henslow’s Sparrow

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(Ammodramus henslowii)

Arguably North America’s most handsome sparrow, with its multiple colors and exquisite      markings, Henslow’s Sparrow, like the six other Ammodramus species, is shy and reclusive, hides in tall grass, and is hard to find unless males are singing. The species is regarded as “near-threatened,” mainly due to habitat loss, and at under 80,000, its worldwide population is the smallest of all the North American sparrows.

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