Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds
Photo: Jamie Chavez/Flickr CC (BY-NC 2.0)
|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.
Seabirds rely on fish as their primary food source, but they often can’t find enough to eat.
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