Poorly known in Alabama, but it is abundant and widespread in North America. Lowest Conservation Concern.
In Alabama, it has been recorded from habitats including hayfields, tree-lined ravines, rocky outcrops, and mixed-pine-hardwood forests.
Diet is mostly seeds and mast, but it also eats blueberries, rasberries, insects, caterpillars, and centipedes.
LIFE HISTORY AND ECOLOGY:
Gestation typically is 23-24 days, 27 days if females become pregnant while nursing the previous litter. Litter size ranges from four to five.