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Sonoran Desert Birds



Brewer's sparrow - (Spizella breweri)

 Brewer's sparrow

Size: 5.5 inches
Overall Color: gray-brown
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: cuplike
Field Identification: white eye ring, clear breast, dark streaks on head
Season: winter

Brewer's sparrow
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae (sparrows)
Genus: Spizella
species: breweri

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