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Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata

Rare, irregular, and extremely local breeder in dry, rocky areas along Columbia River in southeastern Kittitas County. Prefers lowest, hottest, degraded shrub-steppe. Although confirmed as breeder during atlas period, Black-throated Sparrow absent most years, apparently responding to fluctuations in climatic conditions in core range in Great Basin and farther south.

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