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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia


TAXONOMY:
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Emberizidae
  • Genus Melospiza
  • species melodia
Song Sparrow


MORPHOLOGY:

FOOD: Consumes seeds, insects, and fruits.

MATING SYSTEM: monogamous.

BREEDING SYSTEM:

MIGRATION STATUS IN WISCONSIN:
The song sparrow is a resident/short-distance migrant.

REFERENCES:
Baicicich, P.J. and Harrison, C.J.O. 1997. A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds, 2nd edition. Academic Press: San Diego.

Stokes, D.W. and Stokes, L.Q. 1996. Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region. Little, Brown and Co.: Boston.

Last Updated: March 27, 2005

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