Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Song Sparrows of The Vermilon River

Song Sparrow

Note Brown Crown With Narrow Grey Stripes

He Just Will Not Show The Brown Chest Splotch

Song Sparrow Showing Tail Feathers

Side view
 You can readily see the difficulty in identifying sparrow species. Song sparrows have a splotch of brown on their chest, which is the easiest way to ID him. But this guy will not turn in the right direction to see the splotch; nevertheless, his crown still identifies him as a song sparrow.

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