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Lincoln's Sparrow

Melospiza lincolnii ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: EMBERIZIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A drab, but handsome bird of boggy areas, the Lincoln's Sparrow is best identified by the fine streaks on its buffy chest.

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Songs

Song rich, warbling, jumble, with high-pitched introductory notes, followed by a short, complex phrase started at a low pitch, then bursting into higher pitches.

Calls

Calls a high-pitched "zeet" and a lower-pitched "chip."

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