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NYC, 10/25/18.  I couldn't get a good shot of this bird, it stayed in the shade and was mostly beak-deep in the grass.  It seemed darker than a Song Sparrow.  (I'm not sure the photos are the same bird.)

Kami

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Thanks.  I had to look that up ("eyebrow"), it's something I must remember!  I rarely see Lincoln's and Savannah Sparrows; all I can remember is that the Savannahs are lighter than Song Sparrows, and Lincoln's are darker.  Not much to go on.  Thanks again.

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Yeah, Savannahs do tend to be lighter than Songs (they are more of a tan color rather than rich brown).  Savannahs also have thinner, pink beaks.

Another ID mark for Lincoln's is they have a buffy wash underneath the streaking on the breast and flanks (with a white belly) and in the malar area (from the beak to the sides of the throat).

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Thanks again!  Do you have a link to a Song Sparrow which clearly shows the blue-gray superciliums?  On most of the Song Sparrows I see, they're gray.

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