Fox Sparrow, Passerella iliaca
Migration of the Fox sparrow
The Fox sparrow moves south in winter and down
slope to avoid snow and to find food.
Diet of the Fox sparrow
The fox sparrow eats primarily seeds but they
also feed on arthropods and berries.
Nesting habitats used by the Fox sparrow
The Fox sparrow nests on the ground under cover
of dense shrubbery.
Range of the Fox Sparrow
The Fox sparrow spends its winters west of the
Sierra and summer east of the Sierras.
Habitat/ plant community used by the Fox sparrow
The fox sparrow likes bushy habitats. It will
use chaparral and similar habitats as well as brushy areas under the
How to attract the Fox sparrow to your garden
Domestic and feral house cats are very
detrimental to the Fox sparrow as they nest on the ground and are
easily preyed upon. The fox sparrow likes leaf litter to forage around
in. Some of its favorite plants to inhabit are California native roses,