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I first noticed this bird by its amazing 5 part song. It nested in a dense underbrush near my creek. The male and female are similar coloring. The size is a little larger than a finch. It sometimes sits with its tail cocked a bit up like a wren but definitely bigger than a wren. Stocky in the chest. Back is colored a lot like a thrush but this bird has a definite dark brown or black spot the size of my littlest fingernail on its mainly white chest. 

Again the song is amazing. 4-5 distinctly varying calls all strung together. 
 

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@Shonnie, welcome to Whatbird!

Would you give us a more accurate location and date when you saw this bird?  Idaho's a big state.  Thanks!

1 hour ago, Shonnie said:

The male and female are similar coloring.

Respectfully, how do you know they were male and female?

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59 minutes ago, PaulK said:

I'm thinking Song Sparrow

That was my other idea. This is probably right. Pretty much everything matches up.

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Thanks for your replies. Song sparrow is closest I could come also. The song sounds similar although not exact. This bird is in Twin Falls county near the canyon and river. The song is distinct and new to my area this year. 
I assume I’m seeing male and female as their are 2 birds/pairs each building nests in different brush piles. 

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17 minutes ago, Shonnie said:

The song sounds similar although not exact.

Song Sparrow songs vary considerably, especially between regions!  You could use the Macaulay Library to find recordings in Idaho.

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1 minute ago, TKbird said:

Song Sparrow songs vary considerably, especially between regions!  You could use the Macaulay Library to find recordings in Idaho.

This.

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