Chipping Sparrow

Other Names: none

Distribution: throughout North America, north to the Yukon in summer.

Chipping Sparrow distribution range map

Description:

Size: 12-15 cm in length with a 21-22 cm wingspan.

Plumage:  The upperparts are brown, streaked with black; the underparts, sides of the face, and the rump are all gray. Adults have a chestnut crown, white eyebrow, and a thin black line through the eye. Juveniles have a streaked crown, buff eyebrow, and duller underparts. The beak and legs are brown and the eyes are black with white eyerings.

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Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
thick billed
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
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
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
walking
Behavior
flocks
jerks
Markings
plain
Sounds
chirping
clear
harsh call
harsh song
Location
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in winter
Habitat
agricultural
fir forest
mesquitebosque
oakpinewoodland
riparianorriverforest
savanna
shrubs
fields
Forests
Urban
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
black
brown
gray
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species