Utah Bird Profile
 Rufous-crowned Sparrow - Aimophila ruficeps

Name Roots: (Gr. aima, "blood"; phila, "fond of" - L. ruficeps, "red-headed")

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground or in a shrub at a height of 0-2.5 (To 25) feet, in a cup nest. This species is not a 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 grassland and rock habitats.
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(Updated Mar 2004)



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