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Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia

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Size: 5-7"

Brown with gray streaks on top, white below with brown streaks. Large spot in the center of the breast.

Voice: 4 notes and a trill

Range: Breeds throughout the southern two-thirds of Canada into all of the United States. Winters in the southern two-thirds of the breeding range.

The most widespread songbird in North America, or so they say. Some years there are more than others in our yard visiting our feeders. They are much shyer than the other sparrows and seem to prefer staying out of the way if other birds are around.

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