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Savannah sparrow
Passerculus sandwichensis


Size: 5.5 inches
Overall Color: browns and white and yellow
Occurrence: grassy areas near water
Diet: seeds, insects, snails
Nest: cuplike on ground
Field Identification: whitish streaked breast, brown crown with white central stripe, yellow eyebrow, brown wings
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: Passerculus
Species: sandwichensis

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