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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Aves > Passeriformes > Passerellidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishSong Sparrow
FrenchBruant chanteur
SpanishGorrión melódico


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.

How to Identify

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.

Where When to Spot

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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2021-08-17Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park
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