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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
.
 
Identification tips for the Song Sparrow
 
Songs and calls of the Song Sparrow
 
Preferred Bird Feeder Food

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

This bird generally feeds on the ground, but will also come to platform feeders.
 
 
Range Maps:
 
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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