Fox Sparrow

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.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.

Where & When to Spot?

Although stated to be common bird, so far, I saw this bird only once, near a feeder in Victoriaville, Quebec.

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Fuchsammer [de]
Fox Sparrow [en]
Chingolo zorruno [es]
Bruant fauve [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Passerella iliaca


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