Medium-sized sparrow with fairly small bill. Neat appearance with fine, crisp streaks, gray face with pale eyering, and buffy wash across breast.© Simon Kiacz | Macaulay LibraryTexas, November 19, 2020
Males sing a rich wrenlike song of trills, gurgles, and buzzes. Each song starts off with 2 or 3 bell-like notes before bursting into bubbly trills and gurgles that rapidly change pitch.© Benjamin Clock | Macaulay LibraryMinnesota, June 18, 2011Not all videos have sound
Medium-sized sparrow with fairly small bill. Crisp dark streaks on buffy breast transition to unmarked white belly.© Brad Imhoff | Macaulay LibraryOhio, September 24, 2019
Gray face, pale eyering, and very fine streaks on buffy breast are distinctive.© Mike Cameron | Macaulay LibraryTexas, March 10, 2019
Gray face, pale eyering, and very fine streaks on buffy breast are distinctive.© Jay McGowan | Macaulay LibraryNew York, October 12, 2015
Breeds in wet meadows among dense shrubs, particularly willows. Also found in wetlands with aspen and cottonwood, and in black spruce–tamarack bogs.© Brian Sullivan | Macaulay LibraryNew York, June 25, 2017
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