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Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia


A medium-sized, bulky sparrow. They are very streaky and brown in appearance with thick streaks on a white chest and flanks. The head is a mix of reddish-brown and gray - although the shades and the amount of streaking vary extensively across North America with a wide variety of regional differences.


Spotted in a meadow at Boyd Audubon. This bird kept flying back and forth between the woods and the top of this birdhouse. It was always carrying something in it's beak.


Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks Lisa - update complete.

LisaPowers 3 years ago

I agree with Ashley and yourself. Please update the ID.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks for the confirmation Ashley

AshleyT 3 years ago

It is a song sparrow

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

I'm thinking that this is a Song Sparrow. It's the first I've seen, but matches the description, I think:

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks Lexie!

LexieHardesty 3 years ago

How beautiful

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jul 9, 2016
Submitted on Jul 9, 2016

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