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Olive Sparrow (Arremonops rufivirgatus)
Olive Sparrow, Ramirez Ranch, Near Roma, Texas
Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
OLIVE SPARROW FACTSDescription
The Olive Sparrow has olive back and wings. (It is the only sparrow with an olive back). It has a gray head with brown eye streak and a brown stripe on the crown. The breast is buff colored, and the belly is whitish. The beak is cone shaped and pale. Males and females are similar. Juveniles are more brown with some streaks on the underside.
Green Finch, Texas Sparrow
14cm - 15.5cm
thickets, chaparral, undergrowth near forests
seeds, insect larvae
The Olive Sparrow builds a nest about two to five feet above the ground. The nest is made from twigs, bark, leaves, stems. Lays two to five unmarked white eggs.
found in Mexico, southern Texas