Fox sparrow


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(Zool.) a large American sparrow (Passerella iliaca); - so called on account of its reddish color.

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Tall shrub habitat had the most indicator species (n = 6) associated with it, including Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus), Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus), Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum), Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla), Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca), and Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla).
But ''good'' birds included 4 white-winged crossbills, 2 red crossbills, an evening grosbeak, a fox sparrow, 8 winter wrens, a merlin, 7 pileated woodpeckers, 2 saw-whet owls and 2 red-shouldered hawks.
The investigator (1) touched the blackbird's eggs on the first visit to the nest (control nests), (2) placed one model cowbird egg into the nest with the blackbird's eggs, (3) added a model cowbird egg to the nest as well as a mounted Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca, hereafter sparrow), which served as a control when placed ~0.
1988) found in the Black and White Warbler (Mniotilta varia) and Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca).
1903-22 1965-87 Species (20) (23) Difference Killdeer 3-01 (20) 2-21 (21) -8 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3-26 (20) 3-29 (21) +3 Eastern Phoebe 3-17 (18) 3-22 (22) +5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3-28 (20) 4-07 (22) +10 Eastern Bluebird 2-23 (17) 2-24 (22) +1 Hermit Thrush 3-31 (18) 4-08 (21) +8 Brown Thrasher 3-27 (19) 3-25 (22) -2 Eastern Towhee 3-11 (20) 3-14 (22) +3 Chipping Sparrow 3-23 (20) 4-04 (20) +12 Field Sparrow 3-22 (20) 3-17 (22) -5 Vesper Sparrow 3-28 (19) 4-03 (20) +6 Fox Sparrow 3-01 (20) 3-11 (21) +10 Swamp Sparrow 3-19 (20) 3-22 (20) +3 Red-winged Blackbird 3-06 (19) 2-20 (22) -14 Eastern Meadowlark 2-26 (20) 2-13 (17) -13 Rusty Blackbird 3-08 (19) 3-02 (16) -6 Brown-headed Cowbird 3-11 (19) 3-11 (21) +0 Table 2.
lThere is a York treble for Frankie Dettori as Drummer Hicks (Ernie Weymes) pips Fox Sparrow in the nine-furlong handicap, Mashaallah (John Gosden) beats Peter Quince in the 12-furlong conditions
Patterns and evolutionary significance of geographic variation in the Schistacea group of the Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca).
1 Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca -- -- -- Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan -- -- -- Gray Partridge Perdix perdix 1 0.
To illustrate the comparative phylogeographic approach, I compared the geography of mtDNA variation in five bird species: the Canada goose (Branta canadensis, Anserinae; Van Wagner and Baker 1990), chipping sparrow (Spizella passerina, Emberizinae; Zink and Dittmann 1993a), song sparrow (Melospiza melodia, Emberizinae; Zink and Dirtmann 1993b), fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca, Emberizinae; Zink 1994), and red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus, Icterinae; Ball et al.
In this paper, I present the results of a restriction site survey of mtDNA in the fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca), a widespread bird species in North America.
Bernatchez and Dodson (1990) found four mtDNA clusters in lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis), and Zink (in press) found four haplotype groups of the fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca), across roughly the same geographic area as surveyed here.
New York's largest sparrow, fox sparrows have a striped breast, a reddish tail and a wash of gray about the face and neck.