Lincoln's Sparrow.


Not certain when I took this photo. It would be sometime in May 2018 at Rondeau Provincial Park.
Still going through 900GB of photos from our Newfoundland trip. Hopefully I'll be posting some of them soon.

Melospiza lincolnii
Sometimes, singing a beautiful song might not be enough to win over a female. In a laboratory study, female Lincoln's Sparrows were more attracted to males that sang during colder mornings more than those singing during warmer mornings. This may be because males singing in the cold showed off more than just their song; singing in the cold requires more energy and could mean that males singing in the cold would make better mates.
source - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/gui…/Lincolns_Sparrow/overview

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