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Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

A fairly widespread small bird mostly foraging on the ground for seed with a preference for coniferous forests or farmland, parks and gardens. It is a migratory bird, spending winter in the south of the US or Mexico.

Common Names

How to Identify

In the breeding season, the species displays a red cap and a clearly distinct black line through the eyes. Outside the breeding season the cap is brown and the black line less contrasted.

Where & When to Spot

I observed this sparrow less frequently on Montreal Island. I saw them once in Park Angrignon.

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

tadoussac - May 20, 2018

NIKON D500; 300.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/500; Aperture f6.3; Iso 320;
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Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

ile-saint-bernard - May 12, 2018

NIKON D500; 300.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f5.6; Iso 140;
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