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.

Photography

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

  • Tadoussac

    Sunday, May 20, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/500s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 320

  • ile-saint-bernard

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/640s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 140

Taxonomy

Passeriformes
Passerellidae
Spizella passerina