Species Profile
Suisun Song Sparrow
Species Details
Common NameSuisun Song Sparrow
Scientific NameMelospiza Melodia Maxillaris
State Listing StatusSpecies of Special Concern (CA)
State Regulating AgencyCalifornia Department of Fish and Game
IUCN Red List StatusLeast Concern (2004)
Relevant International RegulationMigratory Bird Treaty Act (Applicable to Mexico, Canada, and Russia)
- Kimball Island Mitigation Bank

Species Range
The Suisun song sparrow is a distinct subspecies completely endemic to Suisun Bay. The Suisun song sparrows were divided into 3 separate populations by geographic barriers: North Suisun, South Suisun, and Southampton Bay. The densest population is seen in those sections of Southampton Bay containing the richest variety of brackish plant species.
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