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Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

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 and When to Spot

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

Common Names

Chipping Sparrow

Schwirrammer (de)
Chimbito común (es)
Bruant familier (fr)

Taxonomy

Passeriformes
Passerellidae
Spizella passerina