Saltmarsh Sparrow

The Saltmarsh Sparrows (Ammodramus caudacutus) are small sparrows found in the salt  marshes on the Atlantic coast of the United States from southern Maine to Virginia.  After the breeding season, they migrate further south to winter along the eastern coast of the United States.

These birds measure about 4.3 - 5.5 inches (11 - 14 cm) in length, including the tail.

The uppe plumage is brownish with grey on the crown and nape (back of the neck);the chest is cream with dark streaks and the throat and abdomen are white.  The face is orange with grey cheeks.  The tail is short and pointed.

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Saltmarsh Sparrow

Saltmarsh Sparrow

Bill Shape
thick billed
Tail Shape
forked-tail
Action
hopping
perching
Behavior
flocks
Markings
head
streaks
wingbands
Sounds
staccato
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
north in winter
south in winter
Habitat
Forests
Color
brown
red
Size
small
Order
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Vulnerable
Bird Species