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    Harris's Sparrow Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Harris's Sparrows are large and chunky sparrows. Their big barrel-shaped chest makes their round head look a little small for their body. They have a long tail and a medium-sized conical bill.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a Song Sparrow, smaller than an Eastern Towhee.

      Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 6.7-7.9 in (17-20 cm)
        • Weight: 0.9-1.7 oz (26-49 g)
        • Wingspan: 10.6 in (27 cm)