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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

BREEDING CHIPPING SPARROW, E.T. SETON PARK, TORONTO, ON

   We can ID this sparrow as a breeding Chipping Sparrow as follows:
  • Bright rufous crown.
  • Black eye-line extening to bill.
  • White eyebrow.
  • Gray face and white throat.
  • Unstreaked whitish/grayish underparts.
  • Grayish rump.
  • Mottled rufous and brown upperparts.
  • Pink-orange legs.
   The Chipping Sparrow is a new species to our Life List, which now stands at 306.