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.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • victoriaville

    Sunday, November 4, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300mm f/4

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f8.0
    ISO 500


Passerella iliaca