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Nelson's Sparrow

Ammodramus nelsoni ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: EMBERIZIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A secretive sparrow with a brightly-colored face, the Nelson's Sparrow breeds along the edges of freshwater marshes and in wet meadows of interior North America, and in salt marshes along the northern Atlantic Coast.

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Calls

  • song
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Song a steady hissing buzz.

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