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American Tree Sparrow
(Spizella arborea)

American Tree Sparrow
© Steve Byland|Dreamstime
 
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
Songs and calls of American Tree Sparrow
 
Preferred Bird Feeder Food

The American Tree Sparrow prefers white millet and sunflower seeds (whole and hulled). They also eat cracked corn, peanut hearts, and nyjer seed.

This bird generally feeds on the ground, but will also come to platform feeders and large hoppers.
 
 
Range Map:
 
        American Tree Sparrow Winter Map USGS  
     
       Winter Map (CBC)    
 
Additional photos and information:

American Tree Sparrow
Photos, range, habitat, description, reproduction, lifespan, behavior, communication, food habits, predation, and conservation status. (From Animal Diversity Web)
 
American Tree Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Photo © Robert Royse
 
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