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Harris's Sparrow Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Harris's Sparrows are large and chunky sparrows. Their big barrel-shaped chest makes their round head look a little small for their body. They have a long tail and a medium-sized conical bill.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Song Sparrow, smaller than an Eastern Towhee.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 6.7-7.9 in (17-20 cm)
      • Weight: 0.9-1.7 oz (26-49 g)
      • Wingspan: 10.6 in (27 cm)