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Henslow's Sparrow Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A small, squat sparrow with a large, flat head, a large bill, and a short, spiky tail.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Prairie Warbler, smaller than a Song Sparrow.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller

    • 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)