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Sparrows of North Dakota

Unstreaked Sparrows


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9. Chipping Sparrow Small sparrow with a characteristic brownish-red cap on top of the head. Also easily identified by the white line running across the top of the eye and the black line beginning behind the beak and running through the eye to the back of the head. Sides of the head, neck and breast are solid, light gray. Two white wing bars are present. Feeds on large amounts of grass and weed seeds. Will also feed on insects. Found statewide and nests in a variety of habitats including woodlands, brushy fields and conifers. Commonly found in both rural and urban back yards.
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