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Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia


Reddish brown and gray, streaky chest with a dark spot in the center. White mustache, short bill and long tail. Common sparrow species. Though it may duck into vegetation, it will also pop out and sing


Found mostly in bushes near marshes.

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triggsturner 3 years ago

Wow! What a beauty. Congratulations Jellis. Well deserved.

Jellis 3 years ago

Thank you all so much

Hema 3 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Brilliant shot. Congrats.

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Janet, this beautiful image of a Song Sparrow is our Spotting of the Day!

"We love this delicate and beautiful image of a singing Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia), our Spotting of the Day! An abundant, cryptic and variable North American species, it comes in no fewer than 24 recognized subspecies. Patterns of songs are variable over the species' range. Song sparrows typically learn their songs from only a few birds in neighboring territories. Hear plenty of examples here:".



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Pacifica, California, USA

Spotted on May 11, 2017
Submitted on May 12, 2017

Spotted for Mission

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