chipping sparrow


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chip·ping sparrow

(chĭp′ĭng)
n.
A small sparrow (Spizella passerina) of North and Central America, having a reddish-brown crown.
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chipping sparrow

n
(Animals) a common North American sparrow, Spizella passerina, having brown-and-grey plumage and a white eye stripe
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chip′ping spar`row


n.
a small, clear-breasted North American sparrow, Spizella passerina.
[1785–95, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chipping sparrow - small North American finch common in urban areaschipping sparrow - small North American finch common in urban areas
New World sparrow - sparrow-like North American finches
genus Spizella, Spizella - chipping sparrow; field sparrow; tree sparrow
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From this day on, when winter is near, all the trees except Spruce, Pine, and Juniper will lose their leaves and food." At the end of "The Sparrow and the Tree," additional educational information is given under For Creative Minds about chipping sparrow migration, bird watching tips, and birds and trees, and tree adaptations.
Conifer habitats had no significant indicator species associated only with this habitat, but they shared four significant indicator species typical of coniferous forest (Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis, Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina, Gray Jay Perisoreous canadensis, and Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus) with wetland sites.
Proportion Bird status examined infested American goldfinch B, M 363 American redstartt B, M 38 0.03 American robin B, M 1,049 0.01 Baltimore oriole B, M 31 Barn swallow B, M 7 Black and white warbler NB, M 9 Black-capped chickadee B, NM 25 Blue jay B, M 22 0.09 Brown-headed cowbird B, M 65 Brown thrasher B, M 12 Cedar waxwing B, M 16 Chipping sparrow B, M 24 Common grackle B, M 105 0.03 Common yellowthroat B, M 8 Dark-eyed junco NB, M 8 Downy woodpecker B, M 50 Eastern wood-pewee B, M 5 Empidonax spp.
Examples include the laughing gull, whistling kite, piping plover, whooping crane, chipping sparrow, plaintive cuckoo, melodious blackbird, musician wren, snoring rail, and dark chanting goshawk.
Chipping Sparrow: Well-adapted to various landscapes, chipping sparrows are common throughout backyards in most of North America, except for areas of Texas and Oklahoma.
My 400-mm lens was focused on this forked branch when the chipping sparrow finally arrived for his portrait.
Linda Mannus, whose intelligent high-wire crisis voice peaked everyone's angst, even at twelve, is a Chipping Sparrow, heard as well in the backyard as among the orchard cages.
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.
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.