Grassland sparrows constantly searching for a nicer home

Some birds regularly move to new territories between years, depending on factors including habitat quality and the presence of predators, but what about within a single breeding season? Grassland ecosystems are particularly dynamic, continuously shaped by fire and grazing, and a new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances confirms that one particular grassland bird moves frequently each summer in search of the best territories. For Grasshopper Sparrows, the grass really does look greener on the other side.

Grassland sparrows constantly searching for a nicer home

Some birds regularly move to new territories between years, depending on factors including habitat quality and the presence of predators, but what about within a single breeding season? Grassland ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Grassland sparrows constantly searching for a nicer home, Wed 11 Oct 17 from Science Blog

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