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Grasshopper Sparrow  -
(Ammodramus savannarum)



  • Small songbird
  • Brown, striped back
  • Short, pointed tail
  • Flat head with pale center stripe
  • Unstreaked tan breast
  • 5-5.25" (11-13 cm)


  • Short to medium-height grasslands,
         hay fields, and prairies

Additional Information

  • Uncommon migrant and summer resident
  • Wisconsin species of special concern
  • Population in decline
  • Name derives from its insect-like buzzy song
  • Difficult to see, usually noticed by song

Comparable Species

  • Henslow's Sparrow

Grasshopper sparrow singing atop a mullen stalk

Grasshopper Sparrow smiles for the camera


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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