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Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
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Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

General Description: Lincoln's Sparrows (Melospiza lincolnii) are sexually monomorphic songbirds. The most consistent characteristics are the tan gular stripe and striped breast. The sides of the head and nape are gray, the crown has two reddish stripes separated by gray, and the breast usually has a buffy wash over fine stripes.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Emberizidae.

Favored Habitat: Wet places with brushy cover.

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

Where to Find: Not common, but watch for them in wet places with brush such as Corn Creek, the Henderson BVP, Floyd Lamb park, and Willow Springs at Red Rock Canyon NCA.

Comments:

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) If you were a tasty bug or a little seed, this might be the last face you ever see!
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
Notice the streaked gray and red crown and buffy mustache mark
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
Notice the streaked gray and red crown
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
Collecting insects to feed nestlings on breeding territory in Colorado
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
Collecting insects to feed nestlings on breeding territory in Colorado
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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