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Fox Sparrow -
(Passerella iliaca)



  • Small songbird (but one of our
         largest sparrows)
  • Rusty red and grey above
  • Grey face
  • Light below with rusty streaks
  • 7" (18 cm.)


  • Shrubby areas, forest edges, and
         residential areas

Additional Information

  • Common migrant
  • Does not breed in Wisconsin
  • Early spring migrant
  • Late fall migrant
  • Rare winter resident
  • Often seen scratching in leaf litter
  • Song a mixture of sweet whistles and
         buzzy notes

Fox Sparrow searching in the leaf litter

Fox Sparrow close up, poses in the sunlight 


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

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