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Black-throated Sparrow

Black-winged Lovebird
Black-throated Finch

About the Black-throated Sparrow

Also known as: Desert Sparrow

The Black-throated Sparrow is a small bird that lives in deserts hillsides and scrublands in the southwestern United States and Mexico. These cute birds travel in small groups and feed on insects and seeds.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 18 November 2008
Scientific Name Amphispiza bilineata
  • Passeriformes
  • Emberizidae
  • Amphispiza
  • A. bilineata
Birdorable Family Sparrows
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 January 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
4.5 to 5.5 inches
Range North America Central America South America United States (West) United States (East)

International Names

  • Strnádka černohrdlá (Czech)
  • Sortstrubet Spurv (Danish)
  • Zwartkeelgors (Dutch)
  • Aavikkosirkku (Finnish)
  • Bruant à Gorge Noire (French)
  • Schwarzkehlammer (German)
  • Passero Pettonero (Italian)
  • ノドグロヒメドリ (Nodoguroshitodomodoki) (Japanese)
  • Svartstrupespurv (Norwegian)
  • Cwirek Czarnogardly (Polish)
  • Черногорлая пустынная овсянка (Russian)
  • Chiero de Garganta Negra (Spanish)
  • Svartstrupig Sparv (Swedish)