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Ammodramus maritimus (Seaside Sparrow)

Synonyms: Ammospiza maritima
Language: Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus) is a small American sparrow. Adults have brownish upperparts with gray on the crown and nape, and a grayish-buff colored breast with dark streaks; they have a dark face with gray cheeks, a white throat, and a short pointed tail. Birds show a small yellow streak just above the eye. Their breeding habitat is salt marshes on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States from southern New Hampshire to southern Texas. The nest is an open cup usually built in the salt marsh on tidal reeds and spartina grasses. Females lay two to five eggs.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
18
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.8953
EDGE Score: 1.58827

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  20 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Coastal saltmarshes
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Coastal saltmarshes
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  100 %
Forages - Understory [3]  10 %
Forages - Ground [3]  90 %
Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Clutch Size [4]  5
Clutches / Year [1]  2
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  410,000
Incubation [1]  12 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  9 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Barrier Island and Lagoon System USA A1, A4i    

Range Map

Distribution

North America;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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