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Harris's Sparrow


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The striking Harris's Sparrow is rarely found far east or west of the middle of North America. It breeds along the edge of boreal forest and tundra in north-central Canada, and spends the winter in the very central region of the United States.


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

Song one to three pure notes on one pitch; rarely given off breeding grounds. Call note a loud "tchip."

Search the Macaulay Library online archive for more sounds and videos

Backyard Tips

This species often comes to bird feeders. Find out more about what this bird likes to eat and what feeder is best by using the Project FeederWatch Common Feeder Birds bird list.

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