Harriss Sparrow

Other Names: none

Distribution: inland northern Canada in summer; southern Plains states in winter.

Description:

Size: 17-20 cm in length with a 27-28 cm wingspan, weighing 26-49 g.

Plumage: Adults have a black crown, throat, and chest, gray face, brown back, wings, and tail, and a white abdomen with spotted or streaked sides. Juveniles have buff faces and lack the solid black crown, throat, and breast of the adults. The beak and legs are pale brown and the eyes are black.

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Harriss Sparrow

Harriss Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
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
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
perching
Behavior
flocks
Markings
bold
crown
plain
wingbands
Sounds
clear
Location
high perching
low perching
north in summer
north in winter
south in winter
Habitat
fields
Forests
Grasslands
Color
brown
green
yellow
white
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species