Swamp Sparrow

Other Names: none

Distribution: forests of Canada and the northeastern United States in summer; southern United States and eastern Mexico in winter.

Swamp Sparrow distribution range map

Description:

Size: 12-14 cm in length with a 18-19 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Dark overall with a bright rufous cap and rusty wings. They have a dark brown back and tail, gray face and breast, and a white throat. The legs are pink to red, the beak is brown, and the eyes are black.

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Swamp Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
thick billed
Eats
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
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
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
rounded-tail
forked-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Behavior
bounding
flocks
Markings
crown
streaks
wingbands
Sounds
staccato
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in winter
south in winter
Habitat
fields
Forests
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
brown
gray
red
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species