Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii


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Davis, S. K.; Robiins, M. B.; Dale, B. C. 2014. Sprague's Pipit (Anthus spragueii). In: P. G. Rodewald (ed.), The Birds of North America, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca. Retrieved from the Birds of North America:

Davis, S.K., Brigham, R.M., Shaffer, T.L. and James, P.C. 2006. Mixed-grass prairie passerines exhibit weak and variable responses to patch size. The Auk 123: 807-821.

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Fisher, R. J.; Davis, S. K. 2011b. Post-fledging dispersal, habitat use, and survival of Sprague’s pipits: Are planted grasslands a good substitute for native? Biol. Conserv. 144: 236-271.

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Linnen, C. 2006. The effects of minimal disturbance shallow gas activity on grassland birds.

Lipsey, M. K.; Doherty, K. E.; Naugle, D. E.; Fields, S.; Evans, J. S.; Davis, S. K.; Koper, N.;. 2015. One step ahead of the plow: Using cropland conservation risk to guide Sprague's Pipit conservation in the northern Great Plains. Biol. Conserv. 191: 739-749.

Ludlow, S. M.; Bigham, R. M.; Davis, S. K. 2015. Oil and natural gas development has mixed effects on the density and reproductive success of grassland songbirds. Condor 117: 64-75.

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Prescott, D. R. C.; Davis, S. K. 1998. Status report on the Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii in Canada.

Robbins, M. B.; Dale, B. C. 1999. Sprague's Pipit (Anthus spragueii). In: Poole, A.; Gill, F. (ed.), The birds of North America, No. 439, pp. 1-16. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia and The American Ornithologists' Union, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

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Sauer, J.R.; Hines, J.E.; Fallon, J. 2008. The North American Breeding Bird Survey, results and analysis 1966-2007. Version 5.15.2008.

Sutter, G. C.; Davis, S. K.; Duncan, D. C. 2000. Grassland songbird abundance along roads and trails in southern Saskatchewan. Journal of Field Ornithology 71: 110-116.

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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Anthus spragueii. Downloaded from on 22/01/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/01/2020.