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Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
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Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

General Description: Savannah Sparrows (Passerculus sandwichensis) are medium sized, sexually monomorphic, streak-breasted sparrows. They are gray-brown above, light below, and usually have a yellow wash on the face and eyeline. They usually have a central spot on the breast, and the tail is notched, and they have an eyering.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Emberizidae.

Favored Habitat: Open desert with shrubs.

Where to Find: Red Rock Canyon NCA, Corn Creek on the Desert National Wildlife Range.

Comments:

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) Savannah Sparrow with streaked breast, central spot, striped crown, and yellow on the face.
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) If you were a tasty bug or a little seed, this might also be the last face you ever see!
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Savannah Sparrow with a small central spot
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Savannah Sparrow with a nice crown stripe
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Savannah Sparrow with yellow only on the eyeline
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Savannah Sparrow with yellow only on the eyeline
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Pale buffy yellow wash on face and not much of a central spot
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
The back, neck, and top of the head are streaked
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
The back, neck, and top of the head are streaked
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
The front is streaked
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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