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Sparrows of North Dakota

Streaked Sparrows

JPEG--Lincoln's Sparrow                 GIF-Map of Range

2. Lincoln's Sparrow Overall darker appearance than most other sparrows. At first may resemble song sparrow but has a shorter tail and lacks central breast spot. Sides and back are streaked in a mixture of black, tan, white and gray. Band of brownish-yellow around upper breast. Prominent gray eyebrow above eye from beak to back of head. Brownish-yellow eye ring. Belly light gray to white. Whitish chin. Will be found for only short periods of time in North Dakota during spring and fall migration. Can be attracted to bird feeders during this time. A secretive bird preferring underbrush along waterways, forest scrub and bogs. Nests at high elevations in Canadian provinces, Alaska, western Montana, most of Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and parts of Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah and California. Winters along the west and southern east coast, gulf coast states as well as New Mexico and Arizona.
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