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clay-colored sparrow

noun
1.
a sparrow, Spizella pallida, of the interior of North America, having buff, brown, and white plumage with a pale-gray breast.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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Examples for clay-colored sparrow
  • clay-colored sparrow is widespread in appropriate habitats.
  • The clay-colored sparrow was third in total abundance.

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