Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
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March 20 is World Sparrow Day.
One cannot doubt the cuteness of these handsome little brown birds. Song Sparrows arrive in the dozens to backyard feeders at the advent of Spring and beyond. In suburban neighborhoods, you may typically see them flitting through dense, low vegetation. However the may move to open ground for food as seen here. The freshly cut grass helps see this tiny songbirds size.
A fairly bulky and hardy sparrow, they will visit residential areas for bird feeders and to build nests. However any open habitat may suffice, such as edges of marshes, forests and overgrown fields. Many species of sparrows seem very friendly and approachable: I've seen them at seed feeders a couple of feet from my house! Nothing seems to fear the little ones.
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