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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Sparrow, Chipping
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Sparrow, Chipping
-Spizella passerina (Bechstein)

Adult: Crown chestnut, forehead grey and black; back and scapulars light brown streaked with black; rump grey; broad stripe over eye, also chin and throat whitish; through eye a narrow black stripe; rest of sides of head and remainder of under parts plain grey; wings with two inconspicuous whitish bars; tail dusky with no white patches; bill blackish in spring but with base of lower mandible paler, in autumn lower mandible mostly flesh colour; legs pale brown or flesh.