The oldest recorded sparrow was 13 years and 4 months old. Adult annual survival is usually around 60 percent. Like most small birds, Emberizids probably live on average only two to five years.
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Life Expectancy"
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Kari Kirschbaum, Animal Diversity Web Staff
Alaine Camfield, Animal Diversity Web
Camfield, A. 2004. "Emberizidae" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 04, 2012 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Emberizidae.html
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