Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
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Title: Chipping Sparrow
Alternative Title: Spizella passerina
Creator: Menke, Dave
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildife Service
Contributor: NATIONAL CONSERVATION TRAINING CENTER-PUBLICATIONS AND TRAINING MATERIALS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: Animals, aves, bird, birds, Deshutes National Forest, neotropical migrant, Oregon, passerine
Abstract: Chipping Sparrows are similar to other sparrows with rusty crowns but have a white supercilium and black eye line in Spring and Summer. Field Sparrow has a pink bill and white eye ring. Swamp Sparrow has rusty wings and a dingy breast. American Tree Sparrow has a dark breast spot. In Fall and Winter, Chipping Sparrows are quite similar to Clay-colored and Brewer's Sparrows. Often, they retain some rust in the crown and can be identified by that field mark. For more information on passerines visit: http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov
Created: July 01 2003
Issued: July 08 2004