Savannah Sparrow


(Passerculus sandwichensis)

Savannah Sparrow, one of North America’s most widespread and easily seen sparrows, is readily identified by its streaked breast and yellow lores (area just above and forward of the eye). Occasionally a crest may be raised. The Ipswich subspecies, seen along the Atlantic coast, is much paler, and the Belding’s subspecies of southern California saltmarshes is much darker.

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