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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.

Common Names

Fox Sparrow

Fuchsammer (de)
Chingolo zorruno (es)
Bruant fauve (fr)

Taxonomy

Passeriformes
Passerellidae
Passerella iliaca