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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Sparrow, Henslow's
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Sparrow, Henslow's (Provincial Rarety)
-Ammodramus henslowii (Audubon)


Bill rather stout; tail feathers narrow and pointed.

Adults: top of head, hind-neck, and sides of neck pale olive-greenish; two blackish stripes on crown on either side of a pale median crown stripe; back and scapulars chestnut and black, the feathers narrowly edged with white; rump chestnut brown with blackish feather centres; wings and tail tinged with chestnut brown and with blackish feather centres; bend of wing yellow; a narrow dark streak back from eye, another back from base of bill across jaw, and a narrow one on either side of throat; a dark area on ear region; under parts whitish, the breast, sides and flanks decidedly buffy and streaked with blackish; bill brownish paling to flesh colour below; legs flesh.

 


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