Utah Bird Profile
Black-chinned Sparrow - Spizella atrogularis

Name Roots: (L. spizella, "a [small] finch" - L. atrogularis, "black-throated")

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by Paul Higgins

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a shrub at a height of 1.5-3 feet, in a cup nest. This species is an uncommon cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: ground forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a granivore: ground gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in low desert scrub and high desert scrub habitats.
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