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Definition of sage sparrow
Sage sparrowSage Sage, n. [OE. sauge, F. sauge, L. salvia, from salvus
saved, in allusion to its reputed healing virtues. See
(a) A suffruticose labiate plant (Salvia officinalis) with
grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc.
The name is often extended to the whole genus, of which
many species are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet
sage, and Mexican red and blue sage.
(b) The sagebrush.
Meadow sage (Bot.), a blue-flowered species of Salvia (S.
pratensis) growing in meadows in Europe.
Sage cheese, cheese flavored with sage, and colored green
by the juice of leaves of spinach and other plants which
are added to the milk.
Sage cock (Zo["o]l.), the male of the sage grouse; in a
more general sense, the specific name of the sage grouse.
Sage green, of a dull grayish green color, like the leaves
of garden sage.
Sage grouse (Zo["o]l.), a very large American grouse
(Centrocercus urophasianus), native of the dry sagebrush
plains of Western North America. Called also cock of the
plains. The male is called sage cock, and the female
Sage hare, or Sage rabbit (Zo["o]l.), a species of hare
(Lepus Nuttalli, or artemisia) which inhabits the arid
regions of Western North America and lives among
sagebrush. By recent writers it is considered to be merely
a variety of the common cottontail, or wood rabbit.
Sage hen (Zo["o]l.), the female of the sage grouse.
Sage sparrow (Zo["o]l.), a small sparrow (Amphispiza
Belli, var. Nevadensis) which inhabits the dry plains
of the Rocky Mountain region, living among sagebrush.
Sage thrasher (Zo["o]l.), a singing bird (Oroscoptes
montanus) which inhabits the sagebrush plains of Western
Sage willow (Bot.), a species of willow (Salix tristis)
forming a low bush with nearly sessile grayish green
leaves. sage sparrowSparrow Spar"row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG.
sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp["o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw.
sparf, Goth. sparwa; -- originally, probably, the quiverer or
flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See Spurn, and cf.
1. (Zo["o]l.) One of many species of small singing birds of
the family Fringillig[ae], having conical bills, and
feeding chiefly on seeds. Many sparrows are called also
finches, and buntings. The common sparrow, or house
sparrow, of Europe (Passer domesticus) is noted for its
familiarity, its voracity, its attachment to its young,
and its fecundity. See House sparrow, under House.
Note: The following American species are well known; the
chipping sparrow, or chippy, the sage sparrow,
the savanna sparrow, the song sparrow, the tree
sparrow, and the white-throated sparrow (see
Peabody bird). See these terms under Sage,
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several small singing birds somewhat
resembling the true sparrows in form or habits, as the
European hedge sparrow. See under Hedge.
He that doth the ravens feed, Yea, providently
caters for the sparrow, Be comfort to my age!
Field sparrow, Fox sparrow, etc. See under Field,
Sparrow bill, a small nail; a castiron shoe nail; a
Sparrow hawk. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A small European hawk (Accipiter nisus) or any of
the allied species.
(b) A small American falcon (Falco sparverius).
(c) The Australian collared sparrow hawk (Accipiter
Note: The name is applied to other small hawks, as the
European kestrel and the New Zealand quail hawk.
Sparrow owl (Zo["o]l.), a small owl (Glaucidium
passerinum) found both in the Old World and the New. The
name is also applied to other species of small owls.
Sparrow spear (Zo["o]l.), the female of the reed bunting.
Meaning of sage sparrow from wikipedia
- Sage sparrow
was the name of a species
that has since
as two species: Sagebrush sparrow
, Artemisiospiza nevadensis
- Bell's sparrow
species, formerly grouped
with the sagebrush sparrow
, and together previously known
as the sage sparrow
. Bell's sparrow
- forests. The island
is also home to the endangered
San Clemente Island sage sparrow
. After decades
with no breeding
by raptors, because
of DDT contamination...
- near ****ure. The sagebrush sparrow
with the Bell's sparrow
, were considered conspecific
as the sage sparrow before being split
- California least
shrike, San Clemente sage sparrow
, San Francisco garter
snake, five species
of salamander, three
- coyote, and mule deer, along
with the native birds sage
grouse, and sage sparrow
. One of the primary facilities
on the TTR is a large...
- The lark sparrow
(Chondestes grammacus) is a fairly large
New World sparrow
. It is the only member
of the genus
Chondestes. It breeds
- sparrow, Artemisiospiza belli
The two species historically comprised
the sage sparrow
complex, but were split
in 2013 by the American Ornithological
Cruz sheep, San Clemente loggerhead
shrike, and the San Clemente sage sparrow
. Two breeds
of livestock, the Santa
and the San Clemente
- salamander, Santa
Cruz sheep, San Clemente loggerhead shrike
and San Clemente sage sparrow
. Other animals
in the islands include
sea lion, California...
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