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Hanson, L.G. 1987. The Henslow's sparrow in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.


Henslow's Sparrow; name given in 1831 by John James Audubon for his friend John Stevens Henslow, professor of botany, Cambridge University, England. Ammodramus (am-ODD-rah-mus); genus name; Latin, from Greek ammos meaning "sand" and dramein meaning "to run". Species name henslowii (HEN-slow-ih-eye) (J. Terres. 1982).

The primary objective of this study was to census the Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodrammus henslowii) population in O.L. Kipp State Park and to delineate those areas utilized for nesting and feeding so that Park personnel can evaluate the potential impacts of proposed development projects on the species.

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