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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Sparrow, Grasshopper
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Sparrow, Grasshopper
-Ammodramus savannarum (Gmelin)

Adults: Top of head mostly blackish, finely streaked with buffish or greyish and with a broad median stripe of greyish buff; rest of upper parts mixed with greyish, buffy, chestnut and black, the black most apparent on back and scapulars; hind-neck greyish, streaked with chestnut; wings dusky, edged with buffy grey; lesser wing coverts greenish yellow; bend of wing bright yellow; tail dusky, edged with buffy grey, the outer tail feathers paler than the inner ones; sides of head buffy, yellowish in front of eye, with a narrow dark streak extending backward from eye; under parts buff, paling to whitish on abdomen; bill pale bluish with dusky ridge; legs flesh colour.