song sparrow

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song sparrow

n.
A widespread North American sparrow (Melospiza melodia) having streaked brownish plumage and noted for its melodious song.
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song sparrow

n
(Animals) a common North American finch, Melospiza melodia, having brown-and-white plumage and a melodious song
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song′ spar`row


n.
a common North American sparrow, Melospiza melodia, that nests in brush and high grass.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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Noun1.song sparrow - small songbird common in North Americasong sparrow - small songbird common in North America
New World sparrow - sparrow-like North American finches
genus Melospiza, Melospiza - American song sparrow and swamp sparrow
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Some of these species, such as the blue pike (Stizostedion vitreum glaucum) and Santa Barbara song sparrow (Melospiza melodia graminea), were probably extinct prior to being listed but were added to the list in the hope that some survivors might be found.