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Fox Sparrow

 

Length: 6.75 -7.5 inches Song: loud smack or drawn-out stssp.
Wingspan: 10.5-11.75 inches Behavior: During breeding season, they're located solitary or in pairs. During migration and on winter grounds, they're in small flocks. Forages, double-scratching, toeheelike, dig holes.
Weight: 1.1 ounces Breeding: Solitary
Habitat: forests, open forests, edge of forests, mountains, bushes Population: Commonly identified in deciduous and conifer forests. They are decreasing in the east.
Migration: In late March and early November. They're normally found at night. Feeders: They eat birdseed and bread crumbs.
Appearance: They can be identified by stout bills, dark upper mandible, large brown spot on central breast, triangular marks on underparts, tail and rump are reddish, reddish wings, and a grayish upper back.
Interesting Facts: The fox sparrow is named for the coloring on its back.

Compiled by Eric, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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