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GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Species Code: SPPAL

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= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA), other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project. Habitats used during non-breeding months and migratory rest-stops were not mapped.

Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)

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Other maps & Information:
  • Breeding Bird Atlas
  • NatureMapping observations
    during breeding season
  • NatureMapping observations
    throughout the year

No model is available. Only Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA) data are displayed.

The Clay-colored Sparrow was not recorded in Washington prior to l953. The first record of this species for Washington was for a specimen collected 6 June l960 near Spokane. Between l964 and l986, prior to the BBA, some evidence of breeding was recorded at that same location during at least eight seasons. From l994 to l996, one or two breeding pairs, sometimes with fledglings, have been found near Spokane. The Spokane area is the only confirmed breeding location. Several recent records of birds in north-central Washington suggest localized breeding in that area, but no positive proof has been furnished. A very rare west-side record is from Olympia (Thurston County), where a male was present from l4 June to 2 July l995.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester