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Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

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Description

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Size: 5-5"


Brown streaked with black on top. Underparts and sides are gray. Note the chestnut crown, white eyebrow and black line through the eye.

Voice: a one note trill - very much like a sewing machine.

Range: Breeds throughout most of Canada and the US. Winters from the southern border of the US and south

We've had great fun watching three of these little fellows who are regular visitors for the time being. Like the Juncos, these guys tend to stay away from the other birds and like to go to the feeding station that is the farthest from the house.

I now have another little fellow to watch. He sits on the tip-top of the pine tree outside my office door and sings his little heart out.

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