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American Tree Sparrow

Spizella arboria


A moderate Spizella sparrow with a conical, bi-colored bill. The gray face has a rufous crown and thin rufous eyestripe. The breast is a clean gray, usually with a dark breast spot. The flanks are buffy. The wings have two white wingbars; the back is brown with darker streaks.


In winter, prefers thickets in forests or hedgerows.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jan 7, 2013
Submitted on Jan 7, 2013

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