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.

chipping sparrow

n
(Animals) a common North American sparrow, Spizella passerina, having brown-and-grey plumage and a white eye stripe

chip′ping spar`row


n.
a small, clear-breasted North American sparrow, Spizella passerina.
[1785–95, Amer.]
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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1 Selasphorus calliope Chipping Sparrow, Spizella 26 21.
Among species, detection on repeated surveys was significantly greater in 2007 than in 2008 for Lucy's warblers, western tanagers, chipping sparrows, and lark buntings, and it was significantly greater in 2008 for lark sparrows (Table 1).
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.
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.
discolor S Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla W Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia S Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas S Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis W Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea W Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus S Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina S Field Sparrow S.