Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) - 02Dec2015 and others

This is a species of sparrow that has a ton of potential taxonomic splits in the future.  The one I see the most is the standard Savannah that we see a ton of all the coastal plain.  Here is one from the beach at Fort Fisher, NC.




We also get the pale Ipswich sub-species which I am having trouble locating pictures for in my files.

Then we have this darker sub-species (Belding's) from southern California. I photographed it at Tijuana Slough.



This one from Arizona was interesting due to the prominence of the yellow loral color.


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