Song Sparrow Images

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Song Sparrow Images

Song Sparrow Images and Information:

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  • Song Sparrows are medium sized brown sparrows with short, stout bills, long tails and have thick, dark streaks on their chests and flanks. Colors of the head and the amount of streaking in Song Sparrows varies extensively throughout North America.
  • Song Sparrows are year round residents in their range and medium distance migrants in more northerly parts of their range.
  • Song Sparrows can be found in many types of habitat including near tidal and freshwater marshes, desert scrub, sagebrush steppe, forest edges, suburbs, grasslands, prairies, agricultural fields, pastures, pinyon pine forests, aspen forests, chaparral, deciduous and mixed forests and at feeders in backyards.
  • Song Sparrows eat mostly seeds and fruits but in summer they supplement their diet with invertebrates.
  • Song Sparrows lay 1 to 6 eggs which hatch in 12 to 14 days. The female incubates and they are monogamous.
  • A group of Song Sparrows can be called a “choir” or “chorus” of sparrows.
  • Song Sparrows can live to be older than 11 years of age.

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