Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
American Tree Sparrow
Spizella arborea
Location: white pine, yews, feeder (winter)
Small sparrow with a long notched tail. Adult: streaked back and wings, with two white wing bars; unstreaked gray-brown breast and belly, with a dark spot in the center. Juvenile streaky overall. Tail, rump, and nape of the neck solid gray. The upper mandible of the bill is dark and the lower is yellow. The head is mostly gray, with a rufous crown and eye-line.
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Genus: Spizella (sparrows)
Family: Emberizidae (sparrows, buntings, juncos, larkspurs)
Order: Passeriformes (perching birds)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)