Lincoln's Sparrow

Melospiza lincolnii

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

New World Sparrows and Towhees (Passerellida)

Code 4

LISP

Code 6

MELLIN

ITIS

HEAD

Lincoln's Sparrow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Brown to dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Eyering, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Brown with gray central stripe.
  • Forehead Color: Brown with gray central stripe.
  • Nape Color: Brown with gray central stripe.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Lincoln's Sparrow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 13-15 cm (5.25-6 in)
  • Weight: 23 g (0.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: Gray with brown streaking on breast and sides.
  • Upperparts: Buff and brown with black streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides.
  • Wingspan Range: 18-22 cm (7.25-8.75 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Dark Brown
  • Under Tail: Dark Brown
  • Leg Color: Yellow-brown
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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