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Chipping Sparrow

Spizella passerina

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Small, slender sparrow with short bill and long, narrow tail. Plain grayish breast with rusty cap in breeding season. Common in suburban areas, particularly golf courses, parking lots and areas with short trees in grassy areas. In winter, beware similar Clay-colored, American Tree, and Brewer's Sparrows, but look for gray rump and dark eyeline in front of eye. Visits feeders.

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