Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
A large sparrow rarely seen around Montreal. The bird feeds from the ground and builds nest on the ground or low in bushes and trees.
How to Identify
Fox sparrows have a grey, brown, white pattern. Specific for this species are the grey eyebrows and brown, grey stripes on the head.
Where and When to Spot
Although stated to be common bird, so far, I saw this bird only once, near a feeder in Victoriaville, Quebec.