Fox Sparrow

January 24, 2007


Fox Sparrows are one of our largest sparrows, and in my humble opinion, one of our most beautiful. There are four separate populations of Fox Sparrow: Thick-billed(California), Slate-colored (Interior West), Sooty (Pacific), and Red (Taiga). These are sometimes considered separated species. The one I prepared was found by myself in downtown Evanston, IL. It was, of course, a Red(depicted) with beautiful sienna brown streaking on the breast.

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