Fox Sparrow (thick-billed)


(Passerella iliaca megarhyncha)

The thick-billed (megarhyncha) subspecies of Fox Sparrow is found in California and western Oregon. Its coloration is similar to the Slate-colored Fox Sparrow subspecies, but it has a much larger conical bill that is also noticeably gray in color. This subspecies itself additionally has its own five subgroups with differing ranges within California and Oregon.

See also red (Taiga) race, sooty (Pacific) race, and slate-colored (interior west) race.

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