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    Clay-colored Sparrow Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Clay-colored Sparrows are petite, trim sparrows with a small bill, slender body, and fairly long, notched tail. The small, slender shape of these and other Spizella sparrows is distinctive.

      Relative Size

      About the size of a Chipping Sparrow; slightly smaller than a Song Sparrow.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      • Both Sexes