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Type of Sparrow?? Nisqually Wildlife Refuge in WA (1 Viewer)

I saw this bird sitting on a reed and thought it was a sparrow but couldn't tell which type, but after looking at the photo I got (sorry its not very good, it was silhouetted and it turned its back to me by the time I got around to taking a photo), but after looking at the photo its bill seems to be longer and more slender than a sparrow.

From the front it had a white patch on its chin and I thought I could see yellow/gold reflections around its face. I also noticed the white wing bars and you can see them a little in this photo.

Golden crowned, White throated, or Savannah sparrow possibly?

Let me know what you think.



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Yep, looks like you guys got it. I guess this was my first time seeing a female red-winged blackbird then as I didn't know they were different. Makes sense as it was sitting up on the reed like that and I saw multiple other red-winged blackbirds up on reeds that morning. In fact, right after this one flew away a male red-winged blackbird landed on another reed nearby. Thanks!

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