Henslow's Sparrow

Ammodramus henslowii

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

New World Sparrows and Towhees (Passerellida)

Code 4

HESP

Code 6

AMMHEN

ITIS

HEAD

Henslow's Sparrow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Dark brown-black.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Olive brown with black stripes.
  • Forehead Color: Olive brown with black stripes.
  • Nape Color: Olive brown with black stripes.
  • Throat Color: Buff
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Henslow's Sparrow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 12-13 cm (4.75-5.25 in)
  • Weight: 14 g (0.5 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White with buff wash on breast, sides and flanks and brown streaking.
  • Upperparts: Brown with black streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Henslow's Sparrow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides., Weak fluttering flight with jerking of tail, low over vegetation.
  • Wingspan Range: 18-19 cm (7-7.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Striped
  • Upper Tail: Dark Brown
  • Under Tail: Dark Brown
  • Leg Color: Pink-brown
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