Field Sparrow – 6/2/19

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/2/19

Observation Time: 2:40 p.m.

Observation Location: Rocky bluff under power lines near So. Walpole Street

Common Name: Field Sparrow

Scientific Name: Spizella pusilla

Comments: Field sparrows have a relatively long tail, a thin white eye ring, and a pinkish conical bill. They have a gray face and a rust-colored cap. However, the best way to tell them apart from other sparrows is their song, an accelerating trill reminiscent of a bouncing ping-pong ball.

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