song sparrow

a small emberizine songbird, Melospiza melodia, common in North America.

1800–10, Americanism Unabridged
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song sparrow
a common North American finch, Melospiza melodia, having brown-and-white plumage and a melodious song

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Example sentences
It can distinguish from the song sparrow by larger size, shorter tail, and paler coloration.
Conspicuous animals of the open prairie include the northern harrier, sharp-tailed grouse, and song sparrow.
The marsh-loving song sparrow uses its beak to stay cool.
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