Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps)

Rufous-crowned Sparrow at Swartz Canyon on May 6 2004.  The sparrow has been seen feeding young at the rim of the canyon in the landscape shot both in 2002 and 2004.  The bushes at the rim of the bluff are the favored singing perches, often shared with singing Rock Wrens. Photos by Pete Janzen