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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Aves > Passeriformes > Passerellidae

A small, abundant bird seen in all parks around Montreal. It migrates South during the winter. It's name derives of its male's beautiful repertoire of songs to attract females and to defend territory.

To identify, I look for a dark brown spot in the middle of the breast surrounded by light grey feathers; the long tail and the dark stripe over the eyes.

Except winter all seasons, along rivers, ponds and pathways. Usually looking for food on the ground within dense bush vegetation but exposed on top of a bush while performing its song.

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Champ des Possibles, Montreal2022-05-08
Rapids Park Lachine2022-04-30
Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies2022-04-15
Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park2021-08-17
Parc Bernard-Landry2021-05-19
Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies2020-06-07
Park Angrignon, Montreal2019-09-29
Parc Île-de-la-Visitation2019-08-04
Parc de la Frayère, Boucherville2019-07-07
Rapids Park Lachine2019-06-22