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Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

7 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks Lisa - update complete.

LisaPowers
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
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: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Song...

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks Lexie!

LexieHardesty
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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