P1110033 P1110032
Photo © Matt Muir, some rights reserved
Bronx Zoo, New York City (Google, OSM)
40.853571029, -73.8793686032
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Description

Not 100% certain of ID.

Dec. 13, 2011 18:05:03 -0500
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Song Sparrow - Photo (c) NatureShutterbug, all rights reserved
muir's ID: Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Posted by muir almost 3 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 almost 3 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 almost 3 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 almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Song Sparrow - Photo (c) NatureShutterbug, all rights reserved
kueda's ID: Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Not sure anything else has such a strong 'stache.

Posted by kueda over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Song Sparrow - Photo (c) NatureShutterbug, all rights reserved
johnnybirder's ID: Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Posted by johnnybirder over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Song Sparrow - Photo (c) NatureShutterbug, all rights reserved
muir's ID: Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Song Sparrow - Photo (c) NatureShutterbug, all rights reserved
Community ID: Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
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