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Lark sparrow

Chondestes grammacus


Medium sparrow with streaked, gray-brown upperparts and buff underparts with black breast spot. Head has black, white, and chestnut-brown stripes. Tail is long and black with white edges. Short, fluttering flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides.


Spotted in shrub-steppe along the Columbia river.

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Brian38 a year ago

Thank you krgrant627 and Michael Strydom for your kind words.

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom a year ago

Amazing shot with the light and insects as well :)

krgrant627 a year ago

Such a beautiful bird.

Brian38 a year ago

Thank you so much Daniele. My latest trip to eastern Washington was just awesome. The temperature was in the mid 80's so the bugs were really active as well as the birds.

DanielePralong a year ago

What an enchanting image Brian!

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2019
Submitted on Jun 12, 2019

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