Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Passerella
Species: iliaca

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

, British Columbia
Klamath River, California
Coatesville, Indiana
Polk City, Iowa
Yale, Iowa
Hebron, Kentucky
Irvine, Kentucky
Oakland, Maryland
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Tiller, Oregon
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On Dec 31, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love watching these guys eat. Slightly larger than most sparrows, they hop backwards, raking the ground with both feet at the same time, stirring up seeds and small insects. They are a social bird and will flock up with other small birds.