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The Henslow's Sparrow, Ammodramus henslowii, is a small sparrow.
Adults have streaked brown upperparts with a light brown breast with streaks, a white belly and a white throat. They have a pale stripe on the crown with a dark stripe on each side, an olive face and neck, rust-coloured wings and a short dark forked tail.
Their breeding habitat is shrubby fields, often wet, in southern Canada and the northeastern United States. The nest is a well-concealed open cup on or close to the ground in grassy location; these birds often nest in small colonies.
These birds forage on the ground, mainly eating insects and seeds.
Their song is a quick se-lick.
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