Saturday, March 23, 2019

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) - 16Nov2016 and 10Dec2018

Per the Cornell website: "Typically seen sending up a spray of leaf litter as they kick around in search of food, Fox Sparrows are dark, splotchy sparrows of dense thickets. Named for the rich red hues that many Fox Sparrows wear, this species is nevertheless one of our most variable birds, with four main groups that can range from foxy red to gray to dark brown. Since they breed primarily in remote areas, many people see them in winter when the birds move into backyard thickets."

Here is a pic from the Arboretum in Chapel Hill.

And here is one from my front yard in Wilmington!

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