Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Brewer's Sparrow: Small grayish-brown bird in the Grasslands

Brewer's Sparrow: When I saw this little bird, it looked vaguely familiar. But its markings were far too subdued to be the Clay-coloured Sparrow it vaguely resembled. But Brewer's Sparrows don't have strong plumage contrasts. Their back and face markings are soft and indistinctly streaky, and their overall colouring, a gentle grayish-brown, with no bright white supercilium/above eye stripe or obvious pale central crown stripe.

Brewer's Sparrow with a green bug in its mouth  © SB

What is this? Brewer's Sparrow (and yes, I could always be wrong - but that's what I think this is)
Location: Near Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan.
Photo date: June 24, 2015.


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