Swamp Sparrow Identification

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Unstriped gray chest.
  • Reddish cap during breeding; streaked, with gray central stripe when nonbreeding.
  • Reddish wings.
  • Whitish throat and belly.
  • Gray face and sides of neck.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to adult, but with fine streaking on buffy chest. Immature like adult, but with blurred streaking.
Relative Size

Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 4.7-5.5 in (12-14 cm)
    • Weight: 0.4-0.8 oz (11-24 g)
    • Wingspan: 7.1-7.5 in (18-19 cm)