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Lark sparrow
Chondestes grammacus


Size: 6.5 inches
Overall Color: brown and white and gray
Occurrence: open woods, other open areas
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: cuplike on ground
Field Identification: harlequin face pattern, whitish breast, dark spot on breast, white outer tail feathers, communal, brown cheek patch
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: Chondestes
Species: grammacus

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