Utah Bird Profile
Black-throated Sparrow - Amphispiza bilineata

Name Roots: (Gr. amphi, "on both sides"; spiza, "a finch" - L. bilineata, "two-lined")

In Utah:   
by Paul Higgins

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a shrub or in a cactus at a height of 0-2 feet, in a cup nest. This species is an uncommon cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: lower-canopy gleaner; ground forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a granivore: ground gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in high desert scrub and low desert scrub habitats.
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