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52 minutes ago, zdgesb84 said:

What should I be looking for in terms of differences in shape?

Song Sparrows have a noticeably longer tail than Lincoln’s Sparrows and perhaps a slightly larger bill.

A plumage feature which is more objective shown well in these photos is the broad, dark, triangular stripe on the side of the white throat (the malar stripe, or lateral throat stripe? Not sure what the correct terminology is). Anyway, on a Lincoln’s that should be narrower and less distinct

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20 minutes ago, AlexHenry said:

Song Sparrows have a noticeably longer tail than Lincoln’s Sparrows and perhaps a slightly larger bill.

A plumage feature which is more objective shown well in these photos is the broad, dark, triangular stripe on the side of the white throat (the malar stripe, or lateral throat stripe? Not sure what the correct terminology is). Anyway, on a Lincoln’s that should be narrower and less distinct

Yep, this.

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