Monday, October 8, 2012

Lincoln's Sparrow

Ornithologists consider the Lincoln's Sparrow to be one the the most elusive of North American birds (Ammon 1995). This bird nesst in boggy willow swamps of the far North. During migration and winter, Lincoln's Sparrows skulk through brush piles, like this one in the Carleton College Upper Arboretum. I have previously blogged about this sparrow, which can be recognized by the fine stripes on its tan-washed breast.

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