Photo by Melody

Le Conte's Sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Ammodramus
Species: leconteii


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Yale, Iowa

By Chillybean
Thumbnail #1 of Le Conte's Sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii) by Chillybean

Member Notes:

Positive Chillybean On Nov 1, 2012, Chillybean from Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a) wrote:

If I was ornery, I'd give this specific bird a negative after all the IDing trouble it gave me. It is the one photo for this bird in the file here, thus far. The markings looked right for a Le Conte's- white median stripe, and the face was good. But that bill! Every guide in paper form and online showed a greyish bill, not pink like this one. We received nine confirmations for Le Conte's in spite of that.

We heard they are illusive, but I have a son with super powered eyes, who spotted the movement in the tall grasses in our ditch. He took this picture, but I also was able to spot the bird before it dove into hiding.

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America