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Savannah Sparrow

Passerculus sandwichensis

Description:

This species has a typically sparrow-like dark-streaked brown back, and whitish underparts with brown or blackish breast and flank streaking. It has whitish crown and supercilium stripes, sometimes with some yellow (more often near the beak). The cheeks are brown and the throat white. The flight feathers are blackish-brown with light brown or white border. The eyes are dark. The feet and legs are horn-colored, as is the lower part of the bill, with the upper part being dark grey.

Habitat:

saltmarsh and coastal prairie

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DonnaPomeroy
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DonnaPomeroy

San Mateo, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 29, 2012
Submitted on Oct 29, 2012

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