Sparrow, Chondestes grammacus
Migration of the Lark Sparrow
In most of California the Lark
sparrow is non
migratory. The populations in the north east corner of California
and Owens valley in the summer moves elsewhere in the winter
of the Lark Sparrow
The Lark Sparrow eats nearly equal
of insects and seeds during the breeding season during the rest
of the season the Lark sparrow eats mainly seeds. They especially
like grasshoppers. The food is generally taken from the leaf
litter or near the ground in herbaceous plants.
How to attract the Lark Sparrow to
Lark sparrow likes to use bird bathes. They will take a drink as
well as bathe. They like herbaceous ground covers as well as
shrubs or trees for perches.
Habitat/ Plant community used by
The Lark sparrow likes herbaceous
covers with occasional perches in the form of rocks shrubs or
Range of the Lark Sparrow
Lark sparrow is found west of the sierras year round. In the
summer they are found in the north eastern corner of California
and a few in the Owens valley.
Nesting habitat of the Lark Sparrow
The Lark sparrow nests on the
ground with some
protection given by grass or small shrubs.