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Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow

© Alan Murphy

Passerculus sandwichensis

Family: (Emberizidae) New World Sparrows

Preferred Habitat: Fields, roadsides, marshes

Seasonal Occurrence: Abundant November through April

Notes: Heavily streaked with yellowish eyebrow and short, notched tail. Sexes are similar in plumage. One of our most common sparrows on the Katy Prairie. Savannah Sparrows are fast runners and often run rather than fly to escape observers.
- Susan Billetdeaux