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Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Aves > Passeriformes > Passerellidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishChipping Sparrow
FrenchBruant familier
SpanishChimbito común


A fairly widespread small bird mostly foraging on the ground for seed with a preference for coniferous forests or farmland, parks and gardens. It is a migratory bird, spending winter in the south of the US or Mexico.

How to Identify

In the breeding season, the species displays a red cap and a clearly distinct black line through the eyes. Outside the breeding season the cap is brown and the black line less contrasted.

Where When to Spot

I observed this sparrow less frequently on Montreal Island. I saw them once in Park Angrignon.



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