Nelson's Sparrow

Ammodramus nelsoni

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

New World Sparrows and Towhees (Passerellida)

Code 4

NESP

Code 6

AMMNEL

ITIS

HEAD

Nelson's Sparrow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Brown to brown-black.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Eyering, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Gray-brown
  • Forehead Color: Gray-brown
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown
  • Throat Color: Gray-brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Nelson's Sparrow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 12 cm (4.75 in)
  • Weight: 14-17 g (0.5-0.6 oz)
  • Size: Very Small (3 - 5 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White with brown streaked breast, sides and flanks.
  • Upperparts: Brown and buff 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 cm (7.25 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Pink-gray
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