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Savannah Sparrow

Passerculus sandwichensis

Description:

Savannah Sparrows are medium-sized sparrows with short, notched tails. The head appears small for the plump body, and the crown feathers often flare up to give the bird’s head a small peak. The thick-based, seed-eating bill is small for a sparrow. Savannah Sparrows are brown above and white below, with crisp streaks throughout. Their upperparts are brown with black streaks, and the underparts are white with thin brown or black streaks on the breast and flanks. Look for a small yellow patch on the face in front of the eye.

Habitat:

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. Its mission is to both educate the public and provide research opportunities in the areas of water quality and supply, wildlife management, and wetland systems. The constructed wetlands include seasonal emergent wetlands, scrub swamps and flooded bottomland hardwood forest.


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Texas, USA

Lat: 32.61, Long: -96.50

Spotted on Feb 21, 2014
Submitted on Feb 24, 2014

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