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What Sparrow is this - Michigan ?

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Old Monday 11th March 2013, 17:27   #1
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What Sparrow is this - Michigan ?

While organizing my photos came across this photo taken last summer in Michigan. Thought it was Song Sparrow, but it looks different. Appreciate help with ID.
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Old Monday 11th March 2013, 17:47   #2
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Looks fine for Song Sparrow to me.
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Old Monday 11th March 2013, 17:51   #3
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Thanks - the beak looks somewhat thicker and the head flatter - hence my confusion.
Very much appreciate your quick response.
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Old Monday 11th March 2013, 18:48   #4
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Song Sparrow, but I see what you mean - the head/bill slope/proportions do look a little peculiar. Something more typical of an Ammodramus, maybe.
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It's a juvenile (note fleshy gape flange), which explains the disproportionate bill and odd plumage.
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Got it - thanks again.
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