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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

Canada, near Edmonton. Another juvenile sparrow (1 Viewer)

rkj

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It may well be a juvenile Song Sparrow, but juvenile Lincoln's and Swamp Sparrows are very similar. The wing pattern and apparently long tail are consistent with Song Sparrow, but the narrow steaks on the breast might favor one of the others. If you have any other photos, they might help establish the identification. A short paper discussing the identification of these birds is here:
if you want to look into it more yourself.

Edit: the link does not seem to be working. If you google "Identifying Sparrows in Juvenile Plumage" it should come up at the top of the list.
 
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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia

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