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Sparrows of North Dakota

Streaked Sparrows


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6. Fox Sparrow Large sparrow named after its reddish-brown colored wings and tail. Has a whitish breast marked with triangular reddish spots merging into a larger central breast spot. Head is a mixture of reddish-brown and gray. Sexes similar. Coloration is extremely variable across North America. Migrates early and is seen only during migrational periods and in small numbers. Prefers dense underbrush in both coniferous and deciduous woodlands. Nests in western United States, northern and western Canada, Alaska and Northwest Territories. Winters in the southern and extreme western portions of the United States.
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