The Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina, is a small sparrow.
Adults have a rusty cap, a dark
bill and grey underparts. They have a tan back
with dark stripes, brown wings with white bars
and a slim tail. Their face is grey with a black
line through the eye. They are similar in appearance
to the American Tree Sparrow.
Their breeding habitat is wooded
areas including suburban parks and farmland
across most of North America. They usually nest
in trees, coniferous or deciduous, or sometimes
on the ground.
These birds migrate to the southern
United States and south to Mexico.
These birds forage on the ground
or in low bushes, sometimes flying up to catch
insects in flight. They mainly eat insects and
These birds usually travel in
flocks outside of the breeding season. The song
is a simple trill. Although this bird's original
habitat was probably coniferous forest, it has
adapted well to the changes brought about by
increased human population in its range.
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