Point Pelee National Park of Canada
Birds of Point Pelee National Park
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Sparrow, Lark (Provincial Rarety)
-Chondestes grammacus (Say)
Bill conical; wings longish, pointed; tail rounded, rather long but shorter than wing.
Adult: top of head chestnut, divided by a whitish median stripe, the chestnut becoming blackish on forehead; rest of upper parts greyish brown, the back and scapulars streaked with dark brown; sides of head white with a chestnut ear patch, a thin black line through the eye, a black line joining ear patch with base of bill and another along side of throat; two inconspicuous buffy wing bars; tail brownish to blackish, all feathers except the middle pair tipped with white, the white tips increasing in extent outwardly and with the outer web of the outermost feather white to the tail coverts; under parts plain white with black spot in centre of breast; breast and sides often lightly tinged with greyish brown; bill dull bluish-dusky, paler below; legs flesh colour.