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Lark Sparrow Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A large, long-tailed sparrow. When perched, it often looks long-bodied with a thin neck and a round head. The tail is long and rounded.

    Relative Size

    Larger than an American Goldfinch, smaller than a Western Meadowlark.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.9-6.7 in (15-17 cm)
      • Weight: 0.8-1.2 oz (24-33 g)
      • Wingspan: 11.0 in (28 cm)