Clay-colored Sparrow Identification

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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

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