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American Tree Sparrow

Spizella arborea

Description:

Adults have a rusty cap and grey underparts with a small dark spot on the breast. They have a rusty back with lighter stripes, brown wings with white bars and a slim tail. Their face is grey with a rusty line through the eye. Their flanks are splashed with light brown. They are similar in appearance to the Chipping Sparrow.

Habitat:

These birds forage on the ground or in low bushes, often in flocks when not nesting. They mainly eat seeds and insects, some berries.

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2 Comments

PeterChereshnoski
PeterChereshnoski 9 years ago


thankyou Gerardo, I was looking at your spottings, they are pretty impressive!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Grate shots
Nice spot

PeterChereshnoski
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PeterChereshnoski

New York, USA

Spotted on Jan 16, 2012
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012

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