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Harris's Sparrow  -
(Zonotrichia querula)
 

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Identification

  • Small songbird, large sparrow
  • Brown above with dark streaks
  • White below with streaked sides
  • Two white wingbars
  • Black face, crown, and throat
  • Pink bill
  • Immature has less black on crown and throat
  • 7.5" (19 cm.)

Habitat

  • Hedgerows and brushy edges

Additional Information

  • Rare migrant and winter visitor
  • Nests in the far north, in the transition
         zone between the boreal forest and
         the tundra more commonly found in
         winter farther west -- KS, OK, and TX

Close up of Harris's Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow poses on the ground

 

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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