2004 - Monte Cristo,
Utah - ©NJ Davis
L 6.25 WS 10,
White outer tail feathers, White eye-ring, Pink bill -
Rufous lesser coverts, Auriculars - pale center framed by dark
Feeds on ground
weed seeds, grain and insects in habitat of dry fields with little
or beach grass, sagebrush, or fields. Lays 3-5 dark marked, cream to
eggs in cup nest of grass and roots placed in depression on the ground.
Altricial. Male sings from highest perch in territory and does flight
over territory of 1-2 acres during courtship. Like dust bathing.