April 30, 2013

Clay coloured sparrow

Clay coloured sparrow by ricmcarthur
Clay coloured sparrow, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
This is one of the many sparrow species we get in Southern Ontario
It is fairly common but this is only the second time in 12 years that we have seen one in the yard.
It is similar to a pale non-breeding chipping sparrow but is buffier and has pale lores (Eyebrows)

It has a sharply outlined ear patch and a gray nape, bold white moustache and a brown rump.

Spizella pallida

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