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Includes: Large-billed Sparrow
North America. Summers from the lower-middle latitudes of the U.S. through the lower provinces of Canada. Resident populations in Mexico and Guatemala. Migrates to the southern states and Mexico in winter. Missing along the west coast.
Polytypic, more than 20 subspecies recognized.
Open fields with fairly short vegetation and grasslands.
Forages on the ground. The diet includes mainly seeds, but insects are also eaten in the breeding season.
They nest on the ground, laying 3-6 eggs in a cup nest sheltered by a clump of grass or other vegetation.
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