Song sparrow- the benchmark.
Song sparrows are found throughout most of the U.S and Canada during some part of the year. When song sparrows are in your area study them in detail. Then use their appearance as a reference against which to compare other species.
Let the song sparrow be your guide.
Learn the details of a song sparrow and use them as your benchmark sparrow.
- hint of eye ring
- heavy streaking on upper chest and sides
- central chest spot
- dark malar streak
- greater coverts with dark center and buffy edges, almost forming a wing bar
- prominent eye line
- wingtips extend just past base of tail
- long tail