Why Grassland Birds are Poor Indicators of Prairie Quality » grassland birds

Henslow's sparrows are a bird of conservation concern and their presence in a prairie can be seen as a conservation success. However, although they tend to require fairly large prairies, and can indicate the presence of certain vegetation structure types, they don't indicate whether or not a prairie has a diverse plant or insect community. Chris Helzer photo

Henslow’s sparrows are a bird of conservation concern and their presence in a prairie can be seen as a conservation success. However, although they tend to require fairly large prairies, and can indicate the presence of certain vegetation structure types, they don’t indicate whether or not a prairie has a diverse plant or insect community. Chris Helzer photo

Henslow’s sparrow at The Nature Conservancy’s Caveny Tract along the Central Platte River.


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