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Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps)
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Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps)

General Description: Rufous-crowned Sparrows (Aimophila ruficeps) are large, dark sparrows with a red crown; bold, white eyering; clear breast; and heavy mustache mark. The tail is rounded.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Emberizidae.

Favored Habitat: Desert scrub and brushy canyons.

Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps)

Where to Find: This species is very uncommon in Nevada. Look for them in the southern tip of the state (east side of the South McCullough Mountains) west of Searchlight, and on the north side of Virgin Peak near the Arizona border. They also occur on the southeast side of the Arrow Canyon Range inside the Moapa River Indian Reservation.

Comments: Keep an eye out in appropriate habitat, but don't expect to find this species in Nevada.

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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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