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 Post subject: Sparrows - Mud Bay
PostPosted: Sep 22 11:23 am 
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These little brown stripy sparrows are confusing me a bit.

Song Sparrow?
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Fox Sparrow?
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Unfortunately they were all keeping quiet.

Have I got them right?

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 Post subject: Re: Sparrows - Mud Bay
PostPosted: Sep 22 4:49 pm 
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Your first one I think is a Savannah Sparrow and your second one is a Song Sparrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Sparrows - Mud Bay
PostPosted: Sep 22 8:50 pm 
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Thanks Jason -

I was thinking Savannahs had more yellow in the face. I guess I can't rely on that...

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 Post subject: Re: Sparrows - Mud Bay
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Yes I agree with Jason. Savannahs often have yellow lores but not always.

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 Post subject: Re: Sparrows - Mud Bay
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For the first one maybe a Lincoln's Sparrow? The markings on the head kinda look like one - but Savanna is possible as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Sparrows - Mud Bay
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A Lincolns Sparrow would have a dot in the chest and the striping on the face is a little different! Great idea though! :D


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