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Lincoln's sparrow
Melospiza lincolnii

Lincoln's sparrow
Lincoln's sparrow
Lincoln's sparrow
Lincoln's sparrow

Size: 5.5 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: near water
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: cuplike
Field Identification: white chin, white belly, small dark spot on chest, finely streaked buffy breast, broad gray eyebrow, secretive
Season: winter


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 81 Emberizidae (sparrows)
Genus: Melospiza
Species: lincolnii

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