Definition of Song sparrow
1. Noun. Small songbird common in North America.
Generic synonyms: New World Sparrow
Group relationships: Genus Melospiza, Melospiza
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Literary usage of Song sparrow
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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1915)
"song sparrow sang once at 3.24, then was silent till 3.5S, when it began to sing ... V song sparrow sang at 3.20 and again at 3.27, and began frequent ..."
2. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"This variety is paler than the song sparrow but darker than ialla.r. ... Practically indistinguishable from the common song sparrow; the eggs will not ..."
3. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"This variety is paler than the song sparrow bot darker than ... A light colored form like the Desert song sparrow; said to build in cat tails above water as ..."
4. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"Sooty song sparrow. Breeds on coast and Is. of Alaska from Cross Sound and ... Santa Barbara song sparrow. Up. Son. zone in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz Is. ..."
5. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"THE song sparrow is one of the most abundant of its tribe in Louisiana, during winter. This abundance is easily accounted for by the circumstance that it ..."