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Photo by loggah
Photographed in Campton, New Hampshire.
Spizelloides arborea

Spizella arborea

Identification

Length: 15-16.5 cm.

Adults

  • Bill bi-colored
  • Crown rufous
  • Nape bluish gray
  • Back rich rufous, striped with black and light gray
  • Wings show two white bars
  • Throat and breast light dove-gray, with an indistinct, but sometimes quite distinct, black dot in centre of breast
  • Sides washed with light brown or cinnamon

Distribution

Breeding

From northern Alaska, Mackenzie Delta, central Keewatin and northern Quebec, south to central Quebec, northern Manitoba and northern British Columbia.

Winter

From British Columbia, southern Ontario, and the Maritimes, south to the southern United States.

Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Spizella or Passerella.

Subspecies[1]

  • S. a. arborea:
  • S. a. ochracae:

Habitat

Weedy fields and wastelands

Behaviour

Diet

Its main diet consists of seeds. Visits feeders.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Birds of Nova Scotia]

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