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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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.
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
At 0848 Pacific Daylight Savings Time on 30 April 2011, a color-banded adult male Fox Sparrow was observed singing on an exposed branch of Himalayan blackberry.
On 23 May 2012, both legs of a Fox Sparrow including its color-bands were found in the regurgitated pellet of a gull (Fig.
passerina) 2 Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 381 Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) 461 Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) 169 White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucaphrys) 1,165 Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 1,480 Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 61 Smith's Longspur (C.
passerina NTM Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca NAM Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia NAM Lincoln's Sparrow M.
pusilla) 121 4/25 Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) 95 5/4 Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 290 3/28 Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) 217 5/1 Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 388 4/24 Lincoln's Sparrow (M.
2001) identified a number of songbird species including Yellow Warblers (Dendroica petechia), Willow Flycatchers ( Empidonax trailii), Fox Sparrows (Passerella iliaca), and Calliope Hummingbirds (Stellula calliope) that were less abundant in areas where vegetative structure of willows had been altered by browsing.
Yellow Warblers and Fox Sparrows had the strongest positive relationship with average willow height.
Increased proximity to elk feeding stations had a negative effect on the relative abundance of most willow-associated species; for Willow Flycatchers, MacGillivray's Warblers, and Fox Sparrows these negative effects were significant (i.