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Bell's Sparrow

Bruant de Bell

Artemisiospiza belli


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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Bell's Sparrow

B L W W W Family Latin Name
6" 15.2cm 8.25" 21cm 0.6 oz 17g Passerellidae Artemisiospiza belli

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Bell's Sparrow

Distribution: The Bell's Sparrow and the Sagebrush Sparrow are both splits from the Sage Sparrow. Up to a few years ago, they were considered one and the same sparrow. The Bell's is found almost entirely in California, west of the Sierra Mountains. There are reports of it being seen in Nevada, Arizona and the California Baja. It prefers an arid and hot environment seeing it in a desert habitat is not uncommon.




References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


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