• Incubation: 11-13 days
• Clutch Size: 3-5 eggs
• Young Fledge:7-14 days after hatching
• Typical Foods: insects and seeds
Vesper sparrows are grayish and streaky with white outer tail feathers. There is a small patch of chestnut on the bend of the wing.
Habitat and Habits
This species gets its name because it often sings at dusk, but they can be heard in the early morning as well. Vesper sparrows are birds of wide-open, barren landscapes, and are best sought around large farms in very agricultural areas. Once one is in tune with their song -- a musical, somewhat bubbly trill that begins with four distinctive notes -- it is surprising just how common this bird is in otherwise largely bird-free habitats.
Reproduction and Care of the Young
Nests are cups of grass that are placed on the ground and concealed by vegetation.