Harris’s Sparrow

(Zonotrichia querula)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Harris’s Sparrow

NatureServe

N5N - Secure Nonbreeding

SNRN - Unranked Nonbreeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common to locally abundant migrant

Habitat

Forest edges, riparian thickets, brushy roadsides

Size

6¾ to 8 in length

10½ wingspan

     
 

 

  Photo by Bill Reynolds
 
Identification

 

 
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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Late March to early June and mid-September to late November

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes

 

Superfamily:

Passeroidea

 

Family:

Fringillidae

 

Supertribe:

Emberizinae

 

Tribe:

Emberizini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Harris’s Sparrow    
       
Heidi Wahl
       

backyard, we live in the country with a small pond. He was near the bird feeders in the tree. He was low to the ground.

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  Harris's Sparrow
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  Harris' Sparrow (Emberizidae: Zonotrichia querula) Feeding
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Oct 13, 2009

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (12 October 2009).

   
       
  Harris's Sparrow up close and personal
Matt Wetrich
 
   
 
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Published on May 3, 2013

This up close video of a Harris's Sparrow shows the Vibration Reduction (VR) technology at work in the Nikon 85mm EDG VR Fieldscope. The first 15 seconds are without VR on and then you can see how much more stable the shot is after turned on. Cool stuff! I shot this with a Nikon D7100 attached to the scope with the FSA-L2 DSLR adapter. Towards the end of the video the bird got TOO close to focus on!

   
       
  Harris's Sparrow
MacaulayLibrary
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Sep 12, 2011

Larry R. Arbanas, Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

ML Video 44546

http://macaulaylibrary.org/video/44546

   
       
  Harris's Sparrow
cfields7
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Mar 10, 2008

Harris's Sparrow at Chicago Botanic Gardens

   
       
  Harris's Sparrow video - March 27, 2012
dianab97330
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 27, 2012

No description available.

   
       

 

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maxnizzy
5/10/2018

Location: Detroit Lakes MN

2 eating on the ground under our bird feeders


Bill Reynolds
5/15/2011

 

Harris's Sparrow


Gregory Gilman
1/19/2011

Location: Rochester, MN

Harris's Sparrow


     
     
 
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Des Moines River SNA

Lakeville, MN

 

 

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