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Old Apr 29, 2006, 10:50 PM   #1
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Anyone know what type of sparrow this is?

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 8:17 AM   #2
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 9:01 AM   #3
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Ask Dave (DBB) I'll bet he knows. :blah::?:G
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 9:02 AM   #4
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It appears to be one of the sub-species of the Song Sparrow.

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PS. Ask Dave (DBB) I'll bet he knows. :blah::?:G

Darn tootin! Although I'm not sure WHICH sub-species...

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 10:51 AM   #5
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Looks like a juvenile chipping sparrow, or maybe a swamp sparrow. Both could conceivably be visiting in your neck of the woods.
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tigerwings1st wrote:
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Looks like a juvenile chipping sparrow, or maybe a swamp sparrow. Both could conceivably be visiting in your neck of the woods.
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Juvenile Chipping Sparrows have no grey band across the head.

Swamp Sparrows don't have that pattern of spots on the chest.

There are four different sub-species of Song Sparrow. This doesn't quite match anything in my books. But then again, are the spots REALLY black, or a dark brown. If really black it's defintitly: Melospiza melodia heermanni. If brown, then Melospiza melodia morphna...:blah:

(On the other hand, maybe it's a Black Duck?

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uh huh, definitely
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 7:39 PM   #8
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I always just call them sparrows.
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