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Native Birds of the Southeastern United States: Bachmans Sparrow, Burrowing Owl, Florida Scrub Jay, Northern Caracara, Palm Warbler Source Wikipedia

Native Birds of the Southeastern United States: Bachmans Sparrow, Burrowing Owl, Florida Scrub Jay, Northern Caracara, Palm Warbler

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Published August 15th 2011
ISBN : 9781155374222
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26 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Bachmans Sparrow, Burrowing Owl, Florida Scrub Jay, Northern Caracara, Palm Warbler, SwainsonsMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Bachmans Sparrow, Burrowing Owl, Florida Scrub Jay, Northern Caracara, Palm Warbler, Swainsons Warbler, Wood Stork, Rusty Blackbird, Anhinga, Painted Bunting, Mottled Duck, Snail Kite, Mississippi Kite, White-winged Dove, Swallow-tailed Kite, American Purple Gallinule, White-crowned Pigeon, Reddish Egret, Smooth-billed Ani, Yellow Rail, Fulvous Whistling Duck, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Mangrove Cuckoo. Excerpt: Bachmans Sparrow, Peucaea aestivalis, is a small American sparrow that is endemic to the southeastern United States. This species was named in honor of Reverend John Bachman. Adults have rufous brown upperparts and crown with grey and black streaking on the nape, back and primaries. The face is gray with a rufous brown eyestripe. It has buff colored breast and whitish belly. Their breeding habitat is open pine forests. The domed nest is usually built on the ground near a clump of grass or a bush. Females lay 3-5 eggs. Bachmans Sparrow is primarily a non-migratory resident, but it may retreat from some of the most northerly territories. The species is mainly a granivore, but it will also take some insects. This bird is considered Near Threatened, with habitat loss one of the major factors often cited in its decline. Habitat degradation due to later stages of forest succession has also been attributed to the decline of this species. Prescribed forest burns may assist in recovery. The song begins as a clear whistle, followed by a short trill. According to literature reviews, Bachmans sparrows occur primarily in the southeastern United States from the central region of peninsular Florida north to limited areas of extreme southern Virginia and west through portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri to eastern Oklahoma and eastern Texas . Bachmans sparrows may rarely occur in more northerly areas that were par...