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Vesper sparrow
Pooecetes gramineus

Vesper sparrow
Vesper sparrow
Vesper sparrow

Size: 6.25 inches
Overall Color: tan and white
Occurrence: fields, grasslands
Diet: insects, seeds, grains
Nest: cup of grass on ground
Field Identification: overall grayish birds with streaked breast, white outer tail feathers, reddish shoulder patch, white eye ring
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: Pooecetes
Species: gramineus

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