Nelson's Sparrow Reference Libraries

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Bairds Sparrow
2006-02-21 04:29:17

The Baird's Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii) is a small sparrow with a large bill, a large flat head and a short forked tail. The upperparts are brown and the underparts white, with streaking on the back, breast, and flanks. The face, nape, and crown stripe are yellowish in color. Their chosen breeding habitat is in the tall grass prairie regions in southern central Canada as well as the...

Le Contes Sparrow
2006-02-21 04:06:55

The Le Conte's Sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii) is a small sparrow with streaked dark and light brown upperparts and a light brown breast. Their belly is white and they have fine streaks on their sides. They have a large flat head with a light crown stripe on a dark crown, an orange face with a grey cheek patch. Their large bill is dark and their tail short. Their breeding habitat is moist...

Nelsons Sharp-tailed Sparrow
2006-02-21 03:57:42

The Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni) is a small sparrow. This bird and the Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow were once considered to be a single species, the Sharp-tailed Sparrow. Adult birds have brownish upperparts and grey on the crown and nape. The breast is cream-colored with light or indistinct streaking and a white throat and belly; they have an orange face with grey...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'