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California, Bay Area - song sparrow? (1 Viewer)


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Bear with me... I am trying to learn how to identify sparrows.
This was seen in Bay Area marshes (Palo Alto Baylands).
I think it's a song sparrow, Adult California Coast (on Sibley).
Am I right? Thanks!


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There are actually four subspecies of Song Sparrow that breed around San Francisco Bay. They all look pretty similar. In the Palo Alto baylands this would be Melospiza melodia pusillula.

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