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Song Sparrow - Photo (c) NatureShutterbug, all rights reserved, uploaded by Lynn Watson, Santa Barbara
muir's ID: Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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I'm not so sure. Does the eastern race also have the breast stick-pin? It looks like it does and your photo shows a dark mark higher than I would expect

Posted by bob-dodge over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Many thanks for the comment Bob, what do you mean by breast stick-pin? Like I wrote above, I'm not 100% certain of ID. What do you figure?

Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Song Sparrows typically have a dark-brown spot, within the striping of the upper breast but still well below the chin. We/I have often heard it referred to as a stick-pin as in stick-pins that men used to wear in their ties.(when men wore ties and used either tie-clips or tie-tacks to keep the tie from flapping around.)

Posted by bob-dodge over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Song Sparrow - Photo (c) NatureShutterbug, all rights reserved, uploaded by Lynn Watson, Santa Barbara
kueda's ID: Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Not sure anything else has such a strong 'stache.

Posted by kueda about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Song Sparrow - Photo (c) NatureShutterbug, all rights reserved, uploaded by Lynn Watson, Santa Barbara
johnnybirder's ID: Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Posted by johnnybirder almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Song Sparrow - Photo (c) NatureShutterbug, all rights reserved, uploaded by Lynn Watson, Santa Barbara
muir's ID: Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Song Sparrow - Photo (c) NatureShutterbug, all rights reserved, uploaded by Lynn Watson, Santa Barbara
Community ID: Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
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