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Swamp Sparrow

Melospiza georgiana

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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
triggsturner 7 months ago

Great little bird. Thanks for sharing this.

Jellis
Spotted by
Jellis

Fremont, California, USA

Lat: 37.55, Long: -121.96

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

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