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Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
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Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Chipping Sparrow summer adult

General Description: Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina) have a clear, gray breast and gray face, a black eyeline, and a white eyebrow line. During summer, they have a red crown, but during winter, the crown is finely streaked. Sexes alike.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Emberizidae.

Favored Habitat: Desert scrub during winter, mountains during summer.

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Chipping Sparrow winter adult

Where to Find: During winter, look in the desert scrub (e.g., Red Rock Canyon NCA, Lake Mead NRA) where they are common; and during summer, look up on Mt. Charleston where they breed.

Comments:

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) Chipping Sparrow juvenile; notice the finely streaked crown and streaked chest.
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) If you were a summer bug or a juicy seed, this might be the last face you'd ever see!
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) If you were a winter bug or a dried up seed, this might be the last face you'd ever see!
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Adult Chipping Sparrow in breeding plumage in a ponderosa pine.
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Adult Chipping Sparrow in a singleleaf pinyon pine
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Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Taking a bath in a mountain spring
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
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Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) more to come ...
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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