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Song Sparrow -
(Melospiza melodia)



  • Streaked brown above
  • Light below with heavy streaking
         and central spot
  • Long rounded tail
  • 5-6.75" (13-17 cm.) 


  • Shrubby and residential areas
  • Forest edge

Additional Information

  • Abundant migrant and summer resident
  • Common backyard bird, persistent singer
  • Often seen hopping on the ground
  • Nests on or near the ground
  • One of the most abundant breeding
         birds on the KVR

Song Sparrow on a shrub

Song Sparrow sitting on top of Compass Plant


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

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