Chipping Sparrow

Spizella passerina

Towhees, Sparrows, Juncos, and Longspurs

Chipping Sparrow

Spizella passerina

Towhees, Sparrows, Juncos, and Longspurs

Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow

Daniel Fitzgerald

Frequents open woodlands and forest edge; also frequents brushy and shrubby habitats.


In breeding plumage, combination of dark bill, reddish crown, black eye line, white eyebrow, and unstreaked breast identify this sparrow.


Nests in trees. Nest is a cup-shaped structure built from grasses, weed stems, and small roots. Feeds mostly on plant seeds; insects and other invertebrates supplement diet during breeding season.  

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