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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

  • Fox Sparrow (en)
  • Chingolo zorruno (es)
  • Bruant fauve (fr)
  • Fuchsammer (de)


  • Passeriformes
  • Passerellidae
  • Passerella iliaca

Where & When to Spot

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

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.


Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

Victoriaville - 2018-11-04

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f8.0; Iso 500;

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