[CT Birds] Juvenile salt marsh sparrow id?

Chris Elphick elphick at sbcglobal.net
Sat Sep 1 19:12:57 EDT 2012

Hi Bob,

The bird you asked about is a saltmarsh sparrow, as you suspected.  The amount of streaking is variable, but always black (unlike Acadian Nelson's).  the presence of fine black streaks in the eyebrow stripe is a consistently good feature that I think is never seen in Nelson's.


Chris Elphick

Storrs, CT

elphick at sbcglobal.net

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