|Habitat||Brushy, overgrown fields, woodland edges, and other dense low growth, often near water.|
Forages in flocks, usually in dense low growth or on the ground. May climb along grass stems to reach seed heads.
3-5 eggs, white, unmarked. Incubation is by both sexes, about 14 days. Young: Fed by both parents. Leave the nest after about 18 days.
Mostly seeds, also some berries and insects.
Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
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