Cassin's Sparrow

Peucaea cassinii

Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Passerellidae
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Table 1

Species status of Cassin’s Sparrow in El Paso, TX, region throughout typical year. Data from J. Donaldson and B. Zimmer pers. comm.

Period startPeriod endStatus
Late DecFirst week MarVery scarce, 1–2 birds recorded in typical day of intense field work
First week MarFirst week MaySinging, common
First week MayMid-JulGone
Mid-JulMid-AugSinging heavily, common
Mid-AugSepSinging decreasing in intensity, stopping in Sep
SepDecGone, approximately 2 records for area


Table 2

Mean percentage of day (06:00–22:00) spent in different activities for adult breeding Cassin’s Sparrows in w.-central Texas (from Schnase et al. 1991 ).

Breeding phaseSample sizeGround activityFlight songPerched (singing)Perched (silent)Flying
Unmated
Male464.31.07.727.50.0
Preincubation
Male458.512.03.224.71.3
Female293.53.53.0
Incubation
Male319.31.01.177.31.3
Female297.02.01.0
Nestling care
Male320.71.01.077.30.3
Female298.21.00.8
Fledgling care
Male319.04.07.065.05.0
Female290.05.05.0

  • Schnase et al. 1991

Recommended Citation

Dunning, J. B., Jr., R. K. Bowers Jr., S. J. Suter, and C. E. Bock (2018). Cassin's Sparrow (Peucaea cassinii), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.casspa.02