Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Chipping sparrow
Spizella passerina
Location: All over - ground and low shrubs. A flock of 10-15 roosts in barberry on western border, uses it as hq while visiting various feeding stations and dried prairie plants during the day.
Throughout the year, Chipping Sparrows forage on the ground, often in loose flocks. Their diet consists mainly of seeds and crumbs of mostly any food, especially those fallen on the ground. Chipping Sparrows frequently forage directly from forbs and grasses, too. At any time of the year, especially, in spring, Chipping Sparrows may be seen in trees, even up in the canopy, where they forage on fresh buds and glean for arboreal arthropods.
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Genus: Spizella (sparrows)
Family: Emberizidae (sparrows, buntings, juncos, larkspurs)
Order: Passeriformes (perching birds)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)