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Female and non-breeding male resemble a female House Sparrow, though yellower.
Rare autumn visitor to Europe.
Two subspecies are recognised by some authors: Dolichonyx oryzivorus oryzivorus and Dolichonyx oryzivorus albinucha
Farmland, large hay and stubble fields; meadows, marshes and prairie. Perches in reeds and bushes.
They build a cup shaped nest on the ground, hidden in vegetation, and 5-6 eggs are laid.
The diet includes seeds and insects.
Call: a metallic pink.
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