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Species Code: CHGR
Breeding Range Map
Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)Map with Breeding Bird Atlas records
The Lark Sparrow is uncommon in shrubby or grassy habitats of eastern Washington below the lower treeline. Preferred habitat is shrub savanna, where shrubs are present but scarce, and grasses dominate, especially Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum). The presence of basalt may also be important. In northeastern Washington, it is found in agricultural areas of the Ponderosa Pine zone.
Steppe, Ponderosa Pine, and Oak zones were core. Bare ground, sparse vegetation, grassland, shrub savanna, shrublands, and tree savanna were good habitats in all zones. Agricultural fields (except orchards) were good habitats in the Oak and Ponderosa Pine. Though widespread, this species is uncommon throughout its range.zones.
Washington breeders represent the western subspecies C. g. strigatus.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester