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Fox Sparrow

Passerella iliaca


I've waited so long to spot this little sparrow with quite the antics! Though very similar to the Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia, the Fox Sparrow, Passerella iliaca, has a more reddish plumage, and a gray head. They are migratory this time of year and will migrate to northern Canada for the summer.


Found at the bird feeder, seemed to be a ground feeder. Retreated to the ornamental bush thickets when I made a slight movement.


I'm so glad to have this one as a lifer! Such a beautiful bird.

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Thank you so much, Luis and Gerardo! :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Nice series J :)

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Great series!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Thank you very much, Ashley, Christiane, Noel, Fyn, and Smith's Zoo! I was so happy to see this little bird! It was very happy with the juncos. Dez, it was standing on snow, the day before Spring! We still had snow the day of Spring, but it finally has melted and hopefully Spring is on its way!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 9 years ago

Is it standing on snow?

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Whoo hoo! Good one, great shots! Sadly this one is not one I have on my list. Congrats buddy.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Beautiful series Jakubko!

Christiane 9 years ago

Well done J... It is a beautiful bird... :)

AshleyT 9 years ago

Cute little guy playing with the junco :)

Jacob Gorneau
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Jacob Gorneau

New York, USA

Spotted on Mar 19, 2013
Submitted on Mar 19, 2013

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