Vesper Sparrow

Pooecetes gramineus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

New World Sparrows and Towhees (Passerellida)

Code 4

VESP

Code 6

POOGRA

ITIS

HEAD

Vesper Sparrow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Brown to dark reddish brown.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: White with gray-brown streaking.
  • Forehead Color: White with gray-brown streaking.
  • Nape Color: White with gray-brown streaking.
  • Throat Color: White with gray-brown streaking.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Vesper Sparrow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 14-17 cm (5.5-6.75 in)
  • Weight: 28 g (1 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: White with gray-brown streaking on breast and sides.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown with black streaks.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Vesper Sparrow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides.
  • Wingspan Range: 25-29 cm (10-11.25 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown with white outer feathers.
  • Under Tail: Brown with white outer feathers.
  • Leg Color: Pink-gray
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