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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Help with a couple of Sparrows

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ChirpChirp
Wappingers Falls, NY

October 21, 2013
9:44 PM

Post #9691728

I need some help confirming the IDs of a couple of Sparrows I spotted at the weekend at local nature reserve.
The first one I think is a non-breeding adult Swamp Sparrow, and second one a non-breeding adult American Tree Sparrow. I'm pretty confident on both but I wanted a second opinion to be absolutely sure. Thanks in advance as always.

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Chillybean

Chillybean
Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2013
4:35 PM

Post #9692363

The first one does look like a Swamp Sparrow to me, but the second one is not an American Tree. It is lacking the dark dot on its breast and the bill is the wrong color. In a Tree Sparrow is it dark on the top bill and yellow on the bottom. Though the eye ring doesn't seem as vivid as a Field Sparrow, this is what it most clearly looks like to me. Maybe it is the angle of the bird?? I hope someone else comes along and can confirm this, or make a correct ID.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

October 22, 2013
4:48 PM

Post #9692374

Ditto to Chillybean - Swamp and Field.

Resin
ChirpChirp
Wappingers Falls, NY

October 22, 2013
5:44 PM

Post #9692477

Thank you both, glad I double checked on here. Not sure why I didn't think of the Field Sparrow to begin with. The eye ring on it is a lot more obvious on a couple of other shots I took.

Thanks again!

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