Savannah Sparrow

Passerculus sandwichensis

Towhees, Sparrows, Juncos, and Longspurs

Savannah Sparrow

Passerculus sandwichensis

Towhees, Sparrows, Juncos, and Longspurs

Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow

Daniel Fitzgerald

Found in open areas including grasslands or grassy areas with scattered shrubs.

This pale-backed sparrow usually has a white central crown stripe and streaking on the breast that occasionally forms a central stick-pin; compare with Song Sparrow. Note yellowish lores, pinkish legs.

Eat insects, spiders, fruits, and small seeds, and mollusks.

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Savannah Sparrow