Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow - San Diego, CA
© Tom Benson
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow - Chino, CA
© Tom Benson

The Song Sparrow is an uncommon, year-round resident on campus in the CSUSB Preserve. It is a common, year-round breeding resident in southern California, with additional birds overwintering.

High Count: 15, Average Count: 2-5

The Song Sparrow can be identified by its gray and black streaked face and upperparts, brown crown, wings, and tail, and white underparts with heavy black streaking.


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