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Song Sparrow  - Melospiza melodia

Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia

A small, abundant bird seen in all parks around Montreal. It migrates South during the winter. It's name derives of its male's beautiful repertoire of songs to attract females and to defend territory.

Common Names

How to Identify

To identify, I look for a dark brown spot in the middle of the breast surrounded by light grey feathers; the long tail and the dark stripe over the eyes.

Where & When to Spot

Except winter all seasons, along rivers, ponds and pathways. Usually looking for food on the ground within dense bush vegetation but exposed on top of a bush while performing its song.

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Rapids Park Lachine - April 14, 2018

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f7.1; Iso 2800;
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Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Rapids Park Lachine - April 17, 2016

NIKON D7100; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 320;
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