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American Tree Sparrow -
(Spizella arborea)



  • Small songbird
  • Streaked brown back, light below
  • Small round dark spot on otherwise
         clear breast
  • Grey head with rusty red cap and eye stripe
  • Dark upper bill, light colored lower bill
  • Two white wingbars
  • Relatively long tail
  • 5.5-6.5" (14-16 cm.)


  • Brushy areas, old fields
  • Residential areas

Additional Information

  • Abundant migrant, common winter resident
  • Breeding areas in northern Canada and Alaska 
  • Watch for predators using left eye
        (juncos use right) (Cornell)
  • During summer they eat insects, in winter
         they switch to seeds

American Tree Sparrow sitting on a branch

Close up of the American Treen Sparrow 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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