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Clay-colored Sparrow

Spizella pallida (Swainson, 1832)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Andrew Spencer 2012-06-08 Burke County prairie potholes, North Dakota, Burke (United States) (750 m) song (A) - natural vocalization from a bird in an area of short shrubs in weeds in the midst of tall grass prairie, agriculture, and prairie potholes. 103469
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Andrew Spencer 2012-06-08 Burke County prairie potholes, North Dakota, Burke (United States) (750 m) song (A) - natural vocalization from a bird in an area of short shrubs in weeds in the midst of tall grass prairie, agriculture, and prairie potholes. An unusual song type that was faster and higher pitched than others I heard. 103472
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Jonathon Jongsma 2016-06-05 Afton State Park, Washington County, Minnesota, Washington (United States) (240 m) song -

Singing from from scrub along a prairie trail.

Clear and cool morning just after sunrise.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

320481
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Andrew Spencer 2013-04-15 Rio Grande Village, Big Bend National Park, Brewster Co., Texas, Brewster (United States) (550 m) flight call -

natural vocalization; flight call from a single bird perched in a large saltbush, and then in flight, in dense semi-desert shrubland.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

140973
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Antonio Xeira 2016-07-08 Clarkston Rd, Oakland County, Michigan, Oakland (United States) (300 m) song -

Habitat: Big grassy fields, both sides of the road, noisy because of traffic.

Editing: High-pass filter, cutoff frequency 2kHz, some amplification

Equipment: Olympus WS-822 digital recorder with Wildtronics Mono amplified parabolic microphone.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

327921
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Matt Wistrand 2017-05-28 Arrowwood NWR, Stutsman County, North Dakota, Stutsman (United States) (480 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

374114
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Antonio Xeira 2016-07-08 Clarkston Rd, Oakland County, Michigan, Oakland (United States) (300 m) song -

Habitat: Big grassy fields, both sides of the road, noisy because of traffic.

Editing: High-pass filter, cutoff frequency 2kHz, some amplification

Equipment: Olympus WS-822 digital recorder with Wildtronics Mono amplified parabolic microphone.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

327923
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Jeff Dyck 2018-06-02 Fraser-Fort George E (near Prince George), Fraser-Fort George, British Columbia, Fraser-Fort George (Canada) (650 m) song -

Bird calling from the edge of a field, perched ~3m up near the top of a small tree

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

418355
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Bobby Wilcox 2019-04-18 Tama (near Burlington), Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines (United States) (220 m) song -

Along woodland edge in low shrubs, about 20ft away.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

467411
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Andrew Spencer 2012-06-08 Burke County prairie potholes, North Dakota, Burke (United States) (750 m) call (A) - response to playback from the same bird as XC103472. 103473
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Ted Floyd 2015-05-22 Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, Boulder (United States) (1600 m) flight call, song -

Four bouts of song (1.5 sec., 7.5 sec., 16.5 sec., 27.0 sec.), then a flight call (33.5 sec.).

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

244657
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Andrew Spencer 2012-06-08 Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge, Burke Co., North Dakota, Burke (United States) (700 m) song and call (A) - natural vocalization from a bird in an area of short shrubs in weeds in the midst of tall grass prairie and prairie potholes. 103468
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Jacob Saucier 2015-06-26 4 km E of St. Marie, Valley County, Montana, Valley (United States) (750 m) song -

Field Number: MT2015 JRS 47; short grass prairie

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

501026
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Eric DeFonso 2015-05-08 East Boulder Trail/White Rocks Trail junction, Boulder County, Colorado, Boulder (United States) (1600 m) song -

Bird singing from a small gully adjacent to trail running through hilly grasslands at Gunbarrel Hill. Noise below 100 Hz filtered.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

246798
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Jonathon Jongsma 2013-05-25 Grey Cloud Dunes SNA, Washington, MN, Washington (United States) (220 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

134871
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Jonathon Jongsma 2012-06-01 Grey Cloud Dunes SNA, Minnesota, Washington (United States) (220 m) song (A) - Natural song from small tree on a grassy hilltop. Seen. Same individual as XC102964. 102963
xeno-canto.org
Clay-coloured Sparrow - Spizella pallida Pamela C. Rasmussen 12 May 2012 USA: North Dakota; Burke Co.; Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge (48.64, -102.39) , United States (United States) (700 m) song - quality: good 14699
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Clay-coloured Sparrow - Spizella pallida Pamela C. Rasmussen 11 May 2012 USA: Minnesota; Olmsted Co., Oronoco, Oronoco Prairie Scientific and Natural Area (44.1403, -92.4903) , United States (United States) (300 m) song - quality: good 14622
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Ryan P. O'Donnell 2013-06-30 Saint Mary, Glacier, Montana, Glacier (United States) (1400 m) song -

Automatic 'zoom' settings on the recorder resulted in some inconsistent background volumes. More info.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

154699
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Richard E. Webster 2014-06-08 Old Post No. 43 (near Fir Mountain), Division No. 3, Saskatchewan, Assiniboia (Canada) (850 m) song -

2nd recording of individual No 3

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

186813
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Antonio Xeira 2016-05-22 Oscoda Township, Iosco County, Michigan, Iosco (United States) (240 m) song -

Lowder recording to the end of the file. Wanted to keep all calls in same file. Deleted some wind and steps noise in between calls.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

318295
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Bobby Wilcox 2017-04-17 Tama (near Burlington), Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines (United States) (220 m) song -

About 15ft from me in some low shrubs on the edge of deciduous forest. Same bird as XC373496. Amplified and high pass filter with Audacity.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

373497
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Martin St-Michel 2015-06-20 Sacré-Coeur, La Haute-Côte-Nord, Québec, Côte-Nord: La Haute-Côte-Nord (Canada) (110 m) song -

Singing from the top of a balsam fir. Habitat: shrubland, mature mixed forest, field.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

253703
xeno-canto.org
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Paul Marvin 2011-05-29 Pembina Trail State Natural Area, Polk County, Minnesota, Polk (United States) (320 m) song -

playback-used:no

218734
xeno-canto.org
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