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    Nelson's Sparrow

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    Nelson's Sparrow

    Ammodramus nelsoni
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Passerellidae
    Basic Description

    A secretive sparrow with a brightly colored face, the Nelson's Sparrow breeds along the edges of freshwater marshes and in wet meadows of interior North America, and in salt marshes along the northern Atlantic Coast.

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    Other Names
    • Gorrión de Nelson (Spanish)
    • Bruant de Nelson (French)
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