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Red fox sparrow

Passerella iliaca iliaca

Description:

The red fox sparrow is a large sparrow with a length of 15–19 cm (6–7.5 inches), wingspan of 27 cm (10.5 inches) and an average weight of 32 grams (1.1 oz). The head is gray with a rufus crown auriculars or ear coverts. Throat is white with a rufus lateral stripe on each side. The lower bill is yellow while the top transitions from yellow at the bottom to black at the top. The breast has reddish brown streaks with a messy central spot. The streaks continue down the flanks but the belly is generally white. The combination of distinct rufus and gray streaks on the back with a gray rump is diagnostic. Sexes are morphologically similar. - from Wikipedia

Notes:

I am lucky to see this beautiful sparrow for the first time. It is really a beautiful bird.


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Québec, Canada

Lat: 50.74, Long: -77.34

Spotted on Mar 6, 2016
Submitted on Mar 7, 2016

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