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Chipping Sparrow Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ashtabula County, OH
GPS: 41.9N, -80.8W, elev=633' MAP
Date: May 9, 2008
ID : 0826 [3888 x 2592]

Chipping Sparrow Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ashtabula County, OH
GPS: 41.9N, -80.8W, elev=633' MAP
Date: May 9, 2008
ID : 0823 [3888 x 2592]

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Chipping Sparrow Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Municipal Golf Course, Santa Barbara, CA
GPS: 34.4N, -119.7W, elev=240' MAP
Date: January 2, 2016
ID : B13K0008 [4896 x 3264]

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Chipping Sparrow Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Dublin, GA
GPS: 32.5N, -82.9W, elev=231' MAP
Date: February 9, 2008
ID : 4004 [3888 x 2592]

Chipping Sparrow Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Galileo Hills, CA
GPS: 35.2N, -117.8W, elev=2,953' MAP
Date: September 29, 2007
ID : 3045 [3888 x 2592]

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Chipping Sparrow Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Galileo Hills, CA
GPS: 35.2N, -117.8W, elev=2,953' MAP
Date: September 29, 2007
ID : 3042 [3888 x 2592]

Chipping Sparrow Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Galileo Hills, CA
GPS: 35.2N, -117.8W, elev=2,953' MAP
Date: September 29, 2007
ID : 3048 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina, is a small sparrow. Its breeding habitat is wooded areas, suburban parks, and farmland across most of North America. It usually nests in trees, coniferous or deciduous, or sometimes on the ground. The Chipping Sparrow migrates to the southern United States and south to Mexico.

Adults have a rusty cap, a dark bill and grey underparts. They have a tan back with dark stripes, brown wings with white bars and a slim tail. Their face is grey with a black line through the eye. They are similar in appearance to the American Tree Sparrow.

These birds forage on the ground or in low bushes, sometimes flying up to catch insects in flight. They mainly eat insects and seeds.

These birds usually travel in flocks outside of the breeding season. The song is a simple trill. Although this bird's original habitat was probably coniferous forest, it has adapted well to the changes brought about by increased human population in its range.



                                     




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