Photography of Birds – Set # 187

Set # 187


Field Sparrow


Field Sparrow

Field Sparrow


The Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) is a small New World sparrow in the family Passerellidae. It is about 140 mm (6 in) long and weighs about 12.5 g (0.4 oz). The head is grey with a rust-coloured crown, white eye-ring and pink bill. The upper parts are brown streaked with black and buff, the breast is buff, the belly is white and the tail is forked. There are two different colour morphs, one being greyer and the other more rufous.

Chipping Sparrow


Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow


The Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) is a species of New World sparrow, a passerine bird in the family Passerellidae. It is widespread, fairly tame, and common across most of its North American range.
There are two subspecies, the eastern chipping sparrow and the western chipping sparrow. This bird is a partial migrant with northerly populations flying southwards in the fall to overwinter in Mexico and the southern United States, and flying northward again in spring.

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

4 thoughts on “Photography of Birds – Set # 187

  1. I enjoyed your highlighted sparrows today, HJ. I’m not that familiar with the field sparrow and their lovely forked tails because they don’t live where I live, in Calif. I enjoyed learning about them here. The chipping sparrow I am more familiar with, and have enjoyed more moments with them, though they don’t live year-round in Calif., like many sparrows do. Wonderful photos and info, my friend.

    • I can see them both through the year. They are part of my bird gang. Thank you very much for your nice comment. 🙂

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