Utah Bird Profile
 Vesper Sparrow - Pooecetes gramineus

Name Roots: (Gr. poe, "grass"; oiketes, "dweller" - L. gramineus, "of the grasses")

In Utah:  
characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a cup nest. This species is a common 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 high desert scrub and shrubsteppe habitats.

by Paul Higgins

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