San Diego County, California, US
Chincoteague, VA November 23, 2015
Three savannah sparrows were seen in the Pleasant Valley area of Joshua Tree National Park. Location is approximate.
Assateague National Seashore, MD November 14, 2015
The Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) is a small American sparrow. It is the only widely accepted member of the genus Passerculus. Comparison of mtDNA NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 and 3 sequences indicates that the Ipswich Sparrow, formerly usually considered a valid species (as Passerculus princeps), is a well-marked subspecies of the Savannah Sparrow, whereas the southwestern Large-billed Sparrow should be recognized as distinct species (Passerculus rostratus).