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Fox Sparrow

Passerella iliaca

Description:

The eastern population of Fox Sparrows is the "red" form like this one. These are large sparrows, mostly rusty red colored with gray on the face and a white breast with red checks.

Notes:

Our Fox Sparrows are migrating through now to their breeding grounds in northern Canada. It's always a pleasure seeing them, and this was just one of 6 birds feeding under my feeders and in the leaf litter at the edge of the woods.

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5 Comments

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks James. It helps when I can get fairly close to the bird.

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Great images Tom

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Caleb, and Ava the link is added.

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 6 years ago

beautiful photographs, tom!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

This is a lovely and interesting spotting. To make it complete, and useful to researchers using this site for data, please edit this and add a reference (Wikipedia, Encyclopedia of Life, something else) about this species in the reference field of your spotting. Please do this for each photo you post. Thanks for helping to make Project Noah a complete reference tool for scientists.

Tom15
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Tom15

Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Apr 11, 2015
Submitted on Apr 13, 2015

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