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Merlin Bird ID

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    Rufous-winged Sparrow Identification

    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)