New World sparrow

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Related to American sparrow: American robin, house sparrow, American Tree Sparrow
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Noun1.New World sparrow - sparrow-like North American finches
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
Pooecetes gramineus, vesper sparrow, grass finch - common North American finch noted for its evening song
white-throated sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis, whitethroat - common North American finch with a white patch on the throat and black-and-white striped crown
white-crowned sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys - finch with black-and-white striped crown
chipping sparrow, Spizella passerina - small North American finch common in urban areas
field sparrow, Spizella pusilla - common North American finch of brushy pasturelands
Spizella arborea, tree sparrow - finch common in winter in the northern U.S.
Melospiza melodia, song sparrow - small songbird common in North America
Melospiza georgiana, swamp sparrow - North American finch of marshy area
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Ornithologist Richard Smith flashed a message on his celebrated web site when a rare American sparrow alighted in his Caldy garden.

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