Merlin

Henslow's Sparrow Identification

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Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Mostly brownish, with sparsely streaked breast.
  • Large head.
  • Short tail.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to adult, but with more indistinct markings on head and without streaking across chest.
Relative Size

Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 4.3-5.1 in (11-13 cm)
    • Weight: 0.4-0.5 oz (11-15 g)
    • Wingspan: 6.3-7.9 in (16-20 cm)