July 03, 2014

On the Savannnah

When we went looking for the lark bunting the other day we saw a number of savannah sparrows in a large, open grass land area.

Fun how much it looked like a savannah.
Actually these birds are not named for the savannah like areas the live in but for a specimen collected in Savannah, Georgia.

Passerculus sandwichensis

The oldest known wild Savannah Sparrow was at least 6 years, 10 months old.

source - Cornell Lab or Ornithology.

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