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Savannah Sparrow

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4/23/2020 Corpus Christi Texas in the afternoon.  I am fairly sure this is a savannah sparrow but there are a couple things that make me question.  For one, I did not hear its unmistakable song, it doesn't have the streaks on its breast, and the beak/head junction doesn't look right.  It may be a Nelson's Sparrow but I'm not too sure about that either.  I've provided three pictures: the first two are of the same bird (one showing a profile, the other the top of the head). The last picture is likely a different bird of the same species but showing its back.




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3 minutes ago, MacMe said:

what do you mean by this?

You only have a certain amount of time to go back to your post and 'edit" it. I wanted to add my third post into my second post, but the edit clock beat me to it.  And was supposed to say HATE the edit time limit.


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2 hours ago, Jefferson Shank said:

All of these are Grasshopper Sparrows.

No, the last is a Savannah. You can clearly see the differences in streaking of both species. Also note the fact that Savannahs have bold malar stripes while Grasshoppers do not.

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