Black-throated Sparrow

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 18 November 2008
Scientific Name
Amphispiza bilineata
  • Passeriformes
  • Emberizidae
  • Amphispiza
  • A. bilineata
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 29 March 2018)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
4.5 to 5.5 inches


International Names

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