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Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca

Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca

A large sparrow rarely seen around Montreal. The bird feeds from the ground and builds nest on the ground or low in bushes and trees.

Common Names

How to Identify

Fox sparrows have a grey, brown, white pattern. Specific for this species are the grey eyebrows and brown, grey stripes on the head.

Where & When to Spot

Although stated to be common bird, so far, I saw this bird only once, near a feeder in Victoriaville, Quebec.

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

victoriaville - November 04, 2018

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f8.0; Iso 500;
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