Swamp Sparrow

Melospiza georgiana

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

New World Sparrows and Towhees (Passerellida)

Code 4

SWSP

Code 6

MELGEO

ITIS

HEAD

Swamp Sparrow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Red-brown streaked.
  • Forehead Color: Red-brown
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Swamp Sparrow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 12-15 cm (4.75-5.75 in)
  • Weight: 23 g (0.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: White with gray breast and brown streaked sides.
  • Upperparts: Red-brown with brown streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Striped or streaked, Solid

FLIGHT

Swamp Sparrow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides.
  • Wingspan Range: 19-20 cm (7.5-8 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Dark Brown
  • Under Tail: Dark Brown
  • Leg Color: Pink
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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