Fox Sparrow (CVB) – Reflections of the Natural World

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Learn 100 Common Valley Birds Blog Post Species # 75/100

Few things in the world fill us with as much pleasure as birds, and understanding them by name just contributes to our satisfaction. In California’s Central Valley, with just a bit of effort, anybody can find out 100 regional bird types. Particularly because daily Valley Residents can be found in contact with a minimum of a lots types that many acknowledge, however might not understand the name of. The intent of this blog site is for fans to discover and have the ability to determine 100 typical valley birds.
A Reflections of the Natural World Blog Post Series by Jim Gain

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” Sooty” Fox Sparrow

WHAT’S IN A NAME

Fox Sparrow– Passerella iliaca
Name Roots: (L. passer, “sparrow”; -ella, “little”– iliacus, “of the flanks”)

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” Slaty-backed” Fox Sparrow

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

The Fox Sparrow is a large bird, with strong, cone-shaped expense with yellow lower mandible, greatly spotted underparts, and no white in somewhat notched tail.

AN INTERESTING OR UNUSUAL FACT

The Fox Sparrow is available in 4 ranges: red, sooty, slate-colored and thick-billed The “Red” kind is more Eastern in nature and extremely hardly ever come across in the Central Valley. The “Thick-billed” kind is regularly discovered in the Sierra Nevada above 4,000 ′ elevation. The “Slate-colored” is unusual in the valley while the “Sooty” kind is the most typical.

DISTRIBUTION STATUS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY

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The Fox Sparrow is a Fairly Common Winter Visitor in California’s Central Valley and can be discovered in environments with thick shrubs.

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