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Song Sparrow
(Melospiza melodia)

        
Song Sparrow
Photo © Robert Royse
 
Song Sparrow Information

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.


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:
Song Sparrow
Description, habitat, diet, behavior, nesting, and conservation status of this bird. Includes photos and range map. (From BirdWeb)

Photo of Song Sparrow
From Mike Danzenbaker's Bird Photography
 
     
   

 

 


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