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Sparrows of North Dakota

Unstreaked Sparrows

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8. Harris's Sparrow One of the largest sparrows seen in North Dakota. This sparrow has a lot of black color on body. Also, the head, neck and face are black. Black is also found in various amounts along the upper breast and along the sides, often in a pattern of flecks. Beak is an orangish-pink color. Common at bird feeders during the spring and fall migrations, occasionally winters. Nests in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. Winters in the south-central Unites States. Sought after bird by many out of state people because of its narrow migration corridor.
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