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Rufous-winged Sparrow Identification

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Adult Description

  • Small sparrow.
  • Gray head with rufous crown.
  • Rufous stripe behind eye.
  • Two thin black mustache stripes on each side of bill.
  • Streaked upperparts.
  • Rufous patches on wings often concealed.
  • Plain gray underparts.

Immature Description

Juvenile lacks strong rufous of adult, and is streaked on chest.
Relative Size

Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 5.1-5.5 in (13-14 cm)
    • Weight: 0.5-0.6 oz (13-17 g)
    • Wingspan: 8.3 in (21 cm)

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