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American Tree Sparrow

Bruant hudsonien

Spizelloides arborea

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of North American Sparrows

B L W W W Family Latin Name
6.25" 15.9cm 9.5" 24.1cm 0.7 oz 19.8g Passerellidae Spizelloides arborea

North American Bird Calls

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Distribution: The American Tree Sparrow nests in the tundra and is one of the most northern sparrows. It is identified by its rufous cap, yellow bi-coloured lower mandible and an upper dark mandible. It also has a single dark spot located on the center of its clear breast. The sparrows may spend their winter in Canada and are the most likely sparrows to be seen at birdfeeders in the colder months. Depending on the time of the year, the American Tree Sparrow can be seen in two different areas of North America. In nesting season the sparrow is seen in the northern boundaries of Quebec, Ontario, northern Manitoba, across Nunavut and the Northwest and Yukon Territories. It is also seen throughout Alaska and northern British Columbia. During the winter months, it will most likely be in the northern states but no further south than Oklahoma or northern Texas.

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database This site provides the user with a complete list of bird species, broken down per country, or in the example of the US or Canada, per state and province. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names.

ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. Regular revised versions are posted to keep the bird list current at all times. This is the list used by all serious birders over their lifetime. You may be aware of the movie called the "Big Year". It was with this list that all the competing birders used in an attempt to set a new record as to how many bird species that could be seen by an individual birder in one calendar year.

I hope you will take advantage of these suggested websites. I have used each of them, in one way or another, throughout the years in my quest to better identify and understand our fine feathered friends.

Classic Collection of North American Birds