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Friday, January 18, 2013

Savannah Sparrow

Passerculus sandvechensis

08.31.2010 - Torrey Pines State Park, CA
Savannah Sparrows are an incredibly diverse species, with several well-defined sub-species across North America. The Belding's Savannah Sparrow is a resident of marshes and beaches along coastal California. This dark and heavily-streaked subspecies is sometimes considered a separate species, along with the related Large-billed Savannah Sparrow.

01.05.2012 - Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, NC
The Eastern Savannah Sparrow is an uncommon winter resident in the Piedmont of North Carolina. They can be found anywhere there is short grass or scrub, becoming fairly common in rural parts of the state.

01.13.2013 - Fort Fisher, NC
Savannah Sparrows become increasingly more common towards coastal North Carolina, to the point that they can become the most encountered sparrow species. In this part of the state, they can be found in a variety of habitats, including beaches and rocky jetties. We found this particularly confiding individual calling atop the rocks that line the beach at the Fort Fisher Civil War museum.

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