Five-striped Sparrow: Medium sparrow, dark, gray-brown upperparts, gray underparts, white belly. Head has thin white eyebrow and eye-ring, and black-and-white throat stripes. Pink-gray legs, feet. Short flights, alternates rapid wing beats with brief periods of wings pulled to sides.
Range and Habitat
Five-striped Sparrow: Uncommon and local in southern Arizona; also found in Mexico; inhabits arid rocky hills with dense brush.
The rarest breeding sparrow in the continental United States is the Five-striped Sparrow, which is found only in the extreme southern portions of Arizona.
They have the largest known song repertoire in the Aimophila family.
This species is a regular victim of cowbird nest parasites.
A group of sparrows has many collective nouns, including a "crew", "flutter", "meinie", "quarrel", and "ubiquity" of sparrows.
The Five-striped Sparrow is native to the United States and Mexico. This is a terrestrial bird species that has a range of about 150,000 square kilometers. The population of the Five-striped Sparrow could be as high as half a million individual birds. At this time, the Five-striped Sparrow is classified as Least Concern. In 2000, this bird species was classified as Lower Risk. Today that classification has been downgraded to Least Concern and there are not any known threats which would immediately endanger the population or the range of the Five-striped Sparrow.