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Nelson's Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

Nelson's Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

Nelson's Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

Nelsons Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni) Nelsons Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni)

Class: Aves
Family: Emberizinae
Common Name: Nelson's Sparrow
Genus: Ammospiza
Species Name: nelsoni

About The Nelson's Sparrow

Ammodramus nelsoni, or Nelson's sharp-tailed sparrows, have three separate distributions within the Nearctic region. One population resides around Hudson Bay in Canada. The other two inhabit both Canada and the United States: one population ranges along the north Atlantic Coast from Quebec down to Maine and the other is in the center of North America, ranging over Minnesota and northwest North Dakota to Alberta and southern Mackenzie River basin in Canada. All populations migrate to winter along the southern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastlines. Small numbers are also found wintering in a similar habitat along California’s coast.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )

Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Twaddle, B. 2012. "Ammodramus nelsoni" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link

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