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Chipping sparrow
Spizella passerina

Chipping sparrow
Chipping sparrow

Size: 5.5 inches
Overall Color: brown and gray and black
Occurrence: grassy areas
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: cup in tree
Field Identification: rusty cap, black eye line, gray breast, black bill
Season: summer

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

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