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
  • Chingolo de Nelson (Spanish)
  • Bruant de Nelson (French)
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