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Chipping Sparrow

Scientific name: Spizella passerina

Very widespread across North America, the Chipping Sparrow is migratory, and typically travels in small groups, often with other sparrow species. During winter months, larger flocks of Chipping Sparrows may form, sometimes including up to 200 birds.

Although two broods are often raised in one year, nests are seldom if ever reused. Nest predation is common, and there is some evidence of competition with House Sparrows. The oldest known Chipping Sparrow in the wild was over 9 years old.