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Common Name:Sparrow, Sagebrush
Scientific Name:Amphispiza belli
Area:Pintail Slough, Havasu National Wildlife Reserve - Arizona
Date:January 26, 2017

This is a sparrow you have to pay close attention to identify. They are busy little guys, running back and forth on the ground and in and in and out from under the shurbs in constant search of food. Also refered to as Sage Sparrow and Bell's Sparrow.

Reference:Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kaufman / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America by Dunn & Alderfer / The Sibley Guide to Birds (Second Edition) by Sibley