Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina
Diet of the Chipping Sparrow
The Chipping sparrow eats mainly insects and spiders in the breading season. Adults will catch and feed them to their young. During the non breading season the Chipping sparrow eats mainly grass and forb seeds. The Chipping sparrow gleans on or near the ground. Range of the Chipping Sparrow
A few Chipping sparrows spend winter in California's central valley and in southern California. They spend the winter in northern, southern coastal areas, and central California except the central valley.
Habitat/ plant community of the Chipping sparrow
The Chipping sparrow likes open woodland or forest areas with little under story. They like to use the dry areas around wet meadows.
Migration of the Chipping Sparrow
The Chipping sparrow moves south to Mexico in winter. A few stay in the central valley and in southern California.
Nesting Habitat of the Chipping sparrow
The Chipping sparrow nests in trees, generally conifers, near the end of the branch.