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Chipping sparrow
Spizella passerina

Chipping sparrow
A somewhat atypical juvenile chipping sparrow perched on a teddy bear cholla. Little Ajo Mts., AZ. February 2009.
Chipping sparrow
A somewhat atypical juvenile chipping sparrow perched on a teddy bear cholla. Little Ajo Mts., AZ. February 2009.

Size: 5.5 inches
Overall Color: brownish
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: cup
Field Identification: rusty cap, black eye line, gray breast, black bill
Season: winter


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

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