Utah Bird Profile
 Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis

Name Roots: (L. passerculus, "little sparrow" - of Sandwich Bay in the Aleutians)

In Utah:  
by Paul Higgins

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground at a height of 0-0.5 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 grassland and wet meadow habitats.
How to find:  

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Occur. (CS,RW)

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