Vesper Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow on the ground in Horseshoe Park.
Vesper Sparrow on the ground in Horseshoe Park.

NPS Photo / Rachel Ames

Size: 5-6.5”
Description: Brown overall with white and brown streaks. They have a thin white eye ring, white outer tail feathers and a pale cheek patch.
Migratory Status: Summer residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Breed in grasslands and open shrublands to 9,000 feet.
Diet: Forage by scratching on the ground and eat mostly seeds and some insects.

Last updated: June 8, 2018

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