Utah Bird Profile
 Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia

Name Roots: (Gr. melos, "song"; spiza, "a finch" - L. melodia, "a pleasant song")

In Utah:   
by Kendall Brown

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground or in a shrub at a height of 0-3 (To 12) feet, in a cup nest. This species is a frequent cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: lower-canopy and ground forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a granivore: ground gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and mountain riparian habitats.
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