American Tree Sparrow

Other Names: Winter Sparrow

Distribution: Alaska and northern Canada in summer; northern United States in winter.

Description:

Size: 14-16 cm in length with a 21-24 cm wingspan.

Plumage: The head is grey with a rufous crown and ear stripe. The body is streaked brown above with two prominent wing bars and plain grey below with a dark spot in the center of the breast. The beak and legs are brown and the eyes are black.

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American Tree Sparrow

American Tree Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
sunflower-seed
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
notched-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
perching
Behavior
bounding
flocks
jerks
Markings
bold
plain
wingbands
Sounds
harsh call
harsh song
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
fields
Forests
Marshes
Color
black
brown
gray
yellow
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern