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Song Sparrow
(Melospiza melodia)

Song Sparrow

Length: 5 - 7"

Habitat: Brushy edges of streams and ponds, forest edges, shrubby marsh edges, hedgerows, thickets, brushy fields, roadsides, residential areas. Favors moist, brushy habitat.
Song Sparrow
Photo © Robert Royse 

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Diet: Insects such as grasshoppers, beetles,
and caterpillars; spiders, weed seeds and grass
seeds, wild fruits and berries. Birds in coastal areas
may eat crustaceans and small mollusks
Song Sparrow ID TipsIdentification tips for the Song Sparrow
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Song Sparrow Breeding Map Song Sparrow Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional photos and information:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photo, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.

Mike Danzenbaker's Bird Photography
Photo of Song Sparrow



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