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song sparrow

a small emberizine songbird, Melospiza melodia, common in North America.
Origin of song sparrow
1800-10, Americanism Unabridged
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Examples from the web for song sparrow
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for song sparrow

song sparrow

a common North American finch, Melospiza melodia, having brown-and-white plumage and a melodious song
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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