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GALLERIES > BIRDS > PASSERIFORMES > EMBERIZIDAE > LINCOLN'S SPARROW [Melospiza lincolnii]


Lincoln's Sparrow Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Salton Sea, CA
GPS: 33.2N, -115.6W, elev=-232' MAP
Date: November 23, 2010
ID : B13K4525 [4896 x 3264]

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Lincoln's Sparrow Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Potter Marsh, Anchorage, AK
GPS: 61.1N, -149.8W, elev=16' MAP
Date: May 28, 2012
ID : B13K7532 [4896 x 3264]

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Lincoln's Sparrow Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Chevron Meadows, Yosemite Natl Park, CA
GPS: 37.8N, -119.8W, elev=6,169' MAP
Date: July 13, 2008
ID : 7C2V5372 [3888 x 2592]

Lincoln's Sparrow Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Chevron Meadows, Yosemite Natl Park, CA
GPS: 37.8N, -119.8W, elev=6,169' MAP
Date: July 13, 2008
ID : 7C2V5367 [3888 x 2592]

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Lincoln's Sparrow Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Chevron Meadows, Yosemite Natl Park, CA
GPS: 37.8N, -119.8W, elev=6,169' MAP
Date: July 13, 2008
ID : 7C2V5356 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Lincoln's Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii, is a medium-sized sparrow.

Adults have dark-streaked olive-brown upperparts with a light brown breast with fine streaks, a white belly and a white throat. They have a brown cap with a grey stripe in the middle, olive-brown wings and a narrow tail. Their face is grey with brown cheeks, a brown line through the eye and an eye ring. They are somewhat similar in appearance to the Song Sparrow.

Their breeding habitat is wet thickets or shrubby bogs across Canada, Alaska and the northeastern and western United States; this bird is less common in the eastern parts of its range. The nest is a well-concealed shallow open cup on the ground under vegetation.

These birds migrate to the southern United States, Mexico and Central America.

They forage on the ground in dense vegetation, mainly eating insects and seeds.

They are very secretive. Their song is a musical trill, but this bird is often not seen or heard even where they are common.

This bird was named by Audubon after his friend, Thomas Lincoln.



                                     




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