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Fox Sparrow
2006-02-21 06:14:22

The Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) is a large sparrow and the sole member of the genus Passerella. Adults of this bird are heavily spotted and streaked underneath. In eastern and northern birds, the upper parts, wings, rump and tail are rusty and the underparts are white with streaks rusty to dark brown. Western birds have dark brown upperparts and dark brown streaks underneath. In some...

Swamp Sparrow
2006-02-21 05:52:07

The Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza Georgiana) is a medium-sized sparrow with a slow monotone trill, slower than that of the Chipping Sparrow. Adults have streaked rusty and black upperparts with a grey breast, light belly and a white throat. They have a rust-colored cap and wings. Their face is grey with a dark line through the eye. They have a short bill and fairly long legs. Their breeding...

Lark Bunting
2006-02-21 04:56:27

The Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) is a medium-sized sparrow and the sole member of the genus Calamospiza. This bird has a characteristic large pale bill and pale wing patch. During times of breeding sdult males are completely black, all except for their white wing patch. Females and juveniles are more sparrow-like in appearance with dark brown upperparts and white underparts,...

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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