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Sparrows of North Dakota

Unstreaked Sparrows

JPEG--American Tree Sparrow                 GIF--Map of Range

10. American Tree Sparrow Has a reddish-brown coloration on top of the head, gray cheeks, neck and breast. Breast is distinguished with a dark central spot. A reddish-brown stripe is also present running from the eye to the back of the head. Also has reddish-brown patches at the side of each breast in front of the wing. Has a notched tail with a thin line of white on outer edges of tail feathers. This sparrow migrates very early in the spring and stays late into the fall. Is common during the migrational periods of spring and fall and can be found in North Dakota during mild winters. Common visitor to back yard bird feeders. Nests in Alaska, Northwest Territories and northern fringes of Canadian provinces.
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