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Field Sparrow

Spizella pusilla ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: EMBERIZIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Field Sparrow is a common, drab sparrow of brushy pastures and old fields. It has a simple, yet distinctive song of repeated clear whistled notes on one pitch that increase in rate until they make a trill.

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Appearance

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Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small sparrow.
  • Dully marked.
  • Unstreaked chest.
  • Reddish cap.
  • Gray face with thin white eyering.
  • Bill pink.

Immature Description

Juvenile duller in color, with narrow dusky streaking on chest, sides, and crown.

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Similar Species

Similar Species

  • American Tree Sparrow has a dark upper bill, a distinct reddish eyestripe, and a spot in the middle of its chest.
  • Chipping Sparrow has a distinct black eyestripe and white or buffy eyebrow.