Merlin

LeConte's Sparrow Identification

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Adult Description

  • Small, chunky sparrow.
  • Buffy orange face and chest.
  • Black streaks on sides and flanks, and occasionally across chest.
  • White crown stripe.
  • Pinkish brown nape streaked with chestnut.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to adult, but buffier and with less distinct markings.
Relative Size

Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 4.7-5.1 in (12-13 cm)
    • Weight: 0.4-0.6 oz (12-16.3 g)
    • Wingspan: 6.3-7.1 in (16-18 cm)