Saltmarsh Sparrow

Ammodramus caudacutus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

New World Sparrows and Towhees (Passerellida)

Code 4

SALS

Code 6

AMMCAU

ITIS

HEAD

Saltmarsh Sparrow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Streaked, Eyering, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Orange-brown
  • Throat Color: Buff to pale yellow or white.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Saltmarsh Sparrow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 13 cm (5 in)
  • Weight: 20 g (0.7 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: Buff with brown streaking on breast, sides and flanks.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown with black and buff streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Saltmarsh Sparrow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Short flights with rapidly beating wings alternating with brief periods of wings pulled to sides repeated.
  • Wingspan Range: 19 cm (7.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Dark Brown
  • Under Tail: Dark Brown
  • Leg Color: Yellow-gray
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