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Sonoran Desert Birds



Chipping sparrow - (Spizella passerina)

 Chipping sparrow
winter, non-breeding plumage

Size: 5.5 inches
Overall Color: brownish
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: cup
Field Identification: rusty cap, black eye line, gray breast, black bill
Season: winter

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

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