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sounds: UF Hardy
Endangered Birds of Florida
To begin: what is a Bird?
A Bird is a warm blooded, bipedal (two legs)
vertebrate (has a backbone) with feathers,
bills and wings and most can fly.
It lays eggs to reproduce and many theories have
it classified as a direct descendant of Dinosaurs,
dating back to the Jurassic period.
This shy, tiny songbird of less than five inches, is gray and brown,
with streaks of black and white on their backs.
This bird was given its name because its song sounds like a
Their diet is a variety of insects and spiders.
The two sexes look similar.
This bird nests in June and July.
"Of the seven breeding locations in the state there are fewer
than 1,000 birds"*
"The numbers for the Grasshopper Sparrow are at about 1,000 birds
in the State.*
Species Profile Document
A petition to sign for the Grasshopper Sparrow:
Support the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
A new facebook page for this Endangered Florida Bird:
Places to learn more:
Archibald Biological Station
Grasshopper Sparrow In Freefall
Florida's Resident Grasshopper Sparrow
Orlando Sentinel Video
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