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Ammodramus savannarum (Grasshopper Sparrow)

Synonyms: Fringilla savannarum (homotypic)
Language: French; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) is a small American sparrow. The genus Ammodramus contains nine species that inhabit grasslands and prairies. The Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) is endangered.
View Wikipedia Record: Ammodramus savannarum


EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.54428
EDGE Score: 2.02079


Adult Weight [1]  18 grams
Birth Weight [3]  2 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Temperate grasslands, Agricultural
Wintering Geography [2]  Southern U.S./Mexico
Wintering Habitat [2]  Temperate grasslands, Agricultural
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  60 %
Diet - Seeds [4]  40 %
Forages - Understory [4]  20 %
Forages - Ground [4]  80 %
Clutch Size [5]  5
Clutches / Year [3]  2
Fledging [1]  9 days
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  32,000,000
Incubation [3]  11 days
Maximum Longevity [3]  7 years
Female Maturity [3]  1 year
Male Maturity [3]  1 year


Protected Areas

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Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. No
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Habitat Vegetation Classification

Name Location  Website 
Great Basin-Intermountain Ruderal Dry Shrubland & Grassland Canada (Saskatchewan); United States (South Dakota, North Dakota, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Washington, Wyoming, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Utah, California, Idaho)
Hempstead Plain Grassland United States (New York)
Intermountain Semi-Desert Grassland United States (Oregon, Wyoming, Arizona, California, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Washington, New Mexico)
Intermountain Semi-Desert Steppe & Shrubland United States (North Dakota, New Mexico, South Dakota, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming, California, Kansas, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Texas)
Midwest Glacial Drift - Loess Hill Prairie United States (Illinois)
Northern Great Plains Dry Mixedgrass Prairie Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan); United States (North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana)
Northern Great Plains Mesic Mixedgrass Prairie United States (South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska); Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)


Parasitized by 
Mediorhynchus papillosus[6]

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0