Taken at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington, Illinois.

The grasshopper sparrow is a small songbird with a large head, short tail, mostly brownish with a dark crown and a pale middle stripe. A furtive bird of open grasslands, the Grasshopper Sparrow takes its name not only from its diet, but also from its insect-like song. It is found during the breeding season across much of the eastern United States and Great Plains, nesting and feeding mostly on the ground.


bird, grasshopper, sparrow, avian, songbird


  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Another magnificent capture my friend!

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkover 4 years ago

    Outstanding, we have these little guys…but they are hard to get a closeup of! Great capture excellent details!

  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraover 4 years ago

    beautiful image with super detail and colours

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