IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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Global Range: (200,000-2,500,000 square km (about 80,000-1,000,000 square miles)) Breeding range is primarily in native prairie of the Northern Great Plains, including southeastern Alberta, southern Saskatchewan, southwestern Manitoba, portions of northern and central Montana east of the Rocky Mountains, and North Dakota, and very locally south to northern and central South Dakota, casually east to northwestern Minnesota, and occasionally southern British Columbia (Robbins and Dale 1999). Nonbreeding range extends from south-central and southeastern Arizona, occasionally southern New Mexico, Texas, southern Oklahoma, southern Arkansas, northwestern Mississippi, and southern Louisiana south into northern Mexico to Michoacán, Puebla, and Veracruz, and perhaps regularly Guerrero (Robbins and Dale 1999).

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