Diet of the White-crowned sparrow
The White-crowned sparrow eats mainly
grass and forb seeds. They will also eat insects and spiders especially
in the breading season as these provide more protein. They feed on or
near the ground in open ares near cover.
Migration of the White-crowned sparrow
The White-crowned sparrow population
elevations and northern areas migrates to southern California and
Mexico in the winter. Coastal inhabitants stay put.
Range of the White-crowned sparrow
The White-crowned sparrow is found
throughout most of California in the winter, In the summer it is only
found along the coast and in higher elevations.
Plant community/ habitat used by the
The White-crowned sparrow likes moist
Nesting habitat use by the
The White-crowned sparrow usually nests
near the ground in dense cover. In forest ares they will use a willow
in a maintain meadow or a low conifer branch near the meadow. In
coastal areas they use a shrub for nesting.
How to attract the White-crowned
sparrow to your garden
The White-crowned sparrow likes Salix
spp. as well as many of the plant species of the coastal sage
scrub plant community. The White- crowned sparrow needs a moist habitat