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American Tree Sparrow
(Spizella arborea)

        
American Tree Sparrow
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American Tree Sparrow Information

Length: 5.5 - 6.5"

Habitat:
Summer habitat (in Alaska & Northern Canada): Willow and birch thickets, scrubby conifers. Often found near the treeline.


Winter habitat: Weedy fields, hedgerows, farmland, brushy woodland edges, marshes,
thickets, residential areas.

Diet: In winter, grass seeds and weed seeds such as goldenrod, aster, and crabgrass. In summer, primarily insects.
 
American Tree Sparrow ID TipsIdentification tips for the American Tree Sparrow
 
Range Map:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
        American Tree Sparrow Winter Map USGS  
     
       Winter Map (CBC)    
 
Additional photos and information:

American Tree Sparrow
Detailed photos taken as the sparrows were banded. Description, nesting behavior, banding recoveries, and conservation status.
(From Chipper Woods Bird Observatory)
 
American Tree Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Photo © Robert Royse



 
     
   

 

 


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