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JackieL

What sparrow? LI NY May 2019

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Going through some old photos, these were taken back in May 2019 at Caumsett State Park on Long Island NY. I'm thinking its a House Sparrow but since a Vesper and Field Sparrows were also reported in the area I just want to be sure. I know they are not great photos to go off of but any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any and all help!

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Female type House Sparrow. Facial pattern is visible here, although not easily.

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Not female-type, it is a female House Sparrow. Males look like females only in the nest and shortly after fledging. They quickly attain male plumage.

House Sparrow is not a member of the New World family of sparrows (Passerellidae), but of the Old World family that was originally called sparrows (Passeridae).

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