Grasshopper Sparrow Identification

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Mostly brownish, with an unmarked buffy breast.
  • Dark crown with a pale middle stripe.
  • Large head.
  • Short tail.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but with a band of streaks across breast.
Relative Size

Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 4.3-4.7 in (11-12 cm)
    • Weight: 0.5-0.7 oz (14-20 g)