|Lincoln's Sparrow in Regina, Saskatchewan, backyard. © SB|
This small native songbird looks less than half the size of our more common House Sparrows and House Finches.
Lincoln's Sparrow has a clear buffy chest with streaks, and multi-toned streaks on its head.
Often, this bird's head feathers are ruffled to create a peaked crown.
Lincoln's Sparrow's habitat ranges across North America: It breeds in the north (but not the very far north) and Rockies, winters in Mexico, and is on migration in between... All About Birds says it's even been seen in Cuba.
|Close-up of Lincoln's Sparrow's head, |
beak and chest. © SB
|Look closely at this small, back-scratching bird, |
and you'll see Lincoln's Sparrow's peaked crown. © SB
What is this? Lincoln's Sparrow
Location: Backyard, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Photo date: May 10 & 11, 2013.