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Swamp Sparrow

Melospiza georgiana


Looks similar to a Song Sparrow, but with no streaking on a gray breast. Dark body with rusty colored crown and wings. Shorter bill, long tail and white throat. This is a migrating bird from the midwest states.


Found mostly near water, marshes. Skulking and foraging in reeds, cattails and other plants near water. Feeding on seeds, fruits, small insects and aquatic invertebrates.

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1 Comment

triggsturner a year ago

Great little bird. Thanks for sharing this.

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Fremont, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 21, 2018
Submitted on Nov 26, 2018

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