Lark Sparrow

Towhees, Sparrows, Juncos, and Longspurs

Lark Sparrow

Chondestes grammacus

All Year

Towhees, Sparrows, Juncos, and Longspurs

Lark Sparrow

Daniel Fitzgerald

Lark Sparrow

Daniel Fitzgerald

Open habitats with scattered trees or shrubs (e.g., oak-savannah habitats) are where you will encounter the Lark Sparrow.


White and black tail pattern, central stick-pin on otherwise unstreaked breast, and boldly marked head make this sparrow easy to identify.


Nests on the ground, sometimes in shrubs. Nest is a cup-shaped structure built from grasses, weed stems, and twigs. Seeds and insects are the mainstay of its diet.

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