Grasshopper Sparrow

Ammodramus savannarum

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

New World Sparrows and Towhees (Passerellida)

Code 4

GRSP

Code 6

AMMSAV

ITIS

HEAD

Grasshopper Sparrow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Hazel in juveniles; Dark to light brown in adults.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Gray and white striped.
  • Forehead Color: Gray and white striped.
  • Nape Color: Gray and white striped.
  • Throat Color: Buff
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Grasshopper Sparrow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 11-14 cm (4.5-5.5 in)
  • Weight: 23 g (0.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Tan, Brown
  • Underparts: White with buff sides, flanks and undertail coverts.
  • Upperparts: Brown with gray-brown streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Grasshopper Sparrow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Fluttering wing beats., Rapid undulating flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 20-22 cm (8-8.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: Dark Brown
  • Under Tail: Dark Brown
  • Leg Color: Pink
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