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Ammodramus henslowii (Henslow's Sparrow)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) is a passerine bird in the Emberizidae family, which contains buntings, juncos and towhees. It was named by John James Audubon in honor of John Stevens Henslow.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.23138
EDGE Score: 2.52274


Adult Weight [1]  13 grams
Birth Weight [3]  2 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Temperate grasslands, Agricultural
Wintering Geography [2]  Southeastern U.S.
Wintering Habitat [2]  Temperate grasslands, Temperate eastern forests
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  70 %
Diet - Seeds [4]  30 %
Forages - Mid-High [4]  10 %
Forages - Understory [4]  10 %
Forages - Ground [4]  80 %
Clutch Size [6]  4
Clutches / Year [1]  2
Fledging [1]  10 days
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  390,000
Incubation [5]  10 days
Mating Display [3]  Ground display
Maximum Longevity [8]  7 years
Migration [7]  Intracontinental
Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year


Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Prey / Diet

Dichanthelium aciculare (needleleaf rosette grass)[9]
Muhlenbergia expansa (cutover muhly)[9]

Range Map

External References


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.
3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
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
5New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
6Jetz 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
7Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
8de 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
9DiMiceli, Jennifer K., et al. "Seed preferences of wintering Henslow's sparrows/Preferencias de consumo de semillas por parte de Ammodramus henslowii durante el invierno." The Condor 109.3 (2007): 595+. Academic OneFile. Web. 15 July 2014.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0