Nature Canada

Bird Tweet of the Week: Clay-coloured Sparrow

Image of a Clay-coloured Sparrow

Photo from Flickr, Francesco Veronesi

The Clay-coloured Sparrow behaves a bit differently compared to other North American birds when it comes to breeding. For starters, this species uses different breeding and foraging habitats that allows the male to defend a breeding territory that is quite a bit smaller than the territories of other sparrows.

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Catch up on past episode here on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday July 23rd, 2016.

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