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I want this to be a Lincoln's, but is it? Taken at Tuckerton/Great Bay WMA NJ early October

 

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Welcome to Whatbird!

This is actually a Song Sparrow. Lincoln’s Sparrows have much finer streaks on the undersides and a buffy wash on the chest.

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5 minutes ago, Adore707 said:

Looks like a run of the mill song sparrow.

Yep!

Lincoln's also have buffy malar stripes, thinner, cleaner streaks on a grayer back, and slightly thinner bills.

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On 10/20/2019 at 4:25 PM, The Bird Nuts said:

Yep!

Lincoln's also have buffy malar stripes, thinner, cleaner streaks on a grayer back, and slightly thinner bills.

Beware of "buffy malar stripes."

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/176187601#_ga=2.250970177.694853548.1572063078-334541348.1399337695

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/175764541#_ga=2.250970177.694853548.1572063078-334541348.1399337695

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/173846851#_ga=2.250970177.694853548.1572063078-334541348.1399337695

Juvenile Songs usually/often have buff malar stripes and that color can be present in immature Songs. The thin, well-defined streaks on a buff background is a more-reliable feature.

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