In The Birds of North America, No. Collect, curate and comment on your files. Your team's Premium Access agreement is expiring soon. The Vesper Sparrow nests on the ground in a slight depression near a grass clump, weed, or shrub (Kaufman). The 3 to 5 eggs are smooth, slightly glossy and white, marked with brown. Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus). Reproduction: The vesper sparrow nests on the ground in dry, grassy areas. Not as shy as many grassland sparrows, it can be observed rather easily. {{familyColorButtonText(}}, View {{carousel.total_number_of_results}} results. If the nest is threatened, the female will fly away as if to distract the intruder and lure it away from the nest. • Jones, S. L., and J. E. Cornely. The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. This repository is populated with tens of thousands of assets and should be your first stop for asset selection. 2002. Too many images selected. © 2020 Getty Images. Click here to request Getty Images Premium Access through IBM Creative Design Services. {{collectionsDisplayName(searchView.appliedFilters)}}, {{searchText.groupByEventToggleImages()}}, {{searchText.groupByEventToggleEvents()}}. Find the perfect Sparrow Egg stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. The nest is a small depression made by the sparrow, lined with fine materials, and located near sparse patches of vegetation. The nest is a bulky open cup lined with fine grasses into which 3-4 eggs are deposited and incubated by the female. The IBM strategic repository for digital assets such as images and videos is located at Boards are the best place to save images and video clips. The eggs are usually incubated by the female for 11 to 13 days. Select 100 images or less to download. 624 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). In summer, its clear musical song may be heard at any time of day; but the naturalist John Burroughs, feeling that it sang most impressively in the evening, gave it the name of Vesper Sparrow. A rather chunky sparrow of the open fields, known at all seasons by its streaked appearance and its white outer tail feathers. Select from premium Sparrow Egg of the highest quality. The Getty Images design is a trademark of Getty Images.