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Field Sparrow -
(Spizella pusilla)



  • Small song bird
  • Brown, streaked back, plain grey-brown rump
  • Reddish cap, pink bill
  • Grey face with slight rufous markings
  • Narrow white eyering
  • Light unstreaked underparts
  • 5.25-6" (13-14 cm.)


  • Old fields

Additional Information

  • Common migrant and summer resident
  • Wisconsin species of special concern
  • Population in decline
  • Feeds on fallen seeds, will land on grass to 
    weigh it down to the ground, then eat seed
  • Somewhat common KVR breeding bird

Comparable Species

  • American Tree Sparrow
  • Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow in the brush 


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

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