Song Sparrow
Melospiza melodia

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Field Marks
  • Conical bill
  • Brown crown
  • Grayish face and supercilium
  • Brown streak extends behind eye
  • Brown back with darker streaks
  • Brown wings with some rust
  • Underparts white with heavy dark streaks and central breast spot


Song Sparrows are usually found in open brushy habitats, mostly along the borders of ponds or streams, abandoned pastures, thickets or woodland edge. In winter you can find them in marshes, tall weedy fields, moist ravines and brush piles.

Song Sparrows are common permanent residents in the Metro Atlanta area