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Song Sparrow


Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) tidbits:

Song Sparrows are the most common, widespread,
and most geographically variable of all the birds
found in North America. It has 34 recognized
sub-species that have varying appearances from very large,
long billed members to small, tiny-billed specimens.

Song Sparrows, being ground nesters are not interested in building their
nests in cavities of any kind including a nest box.

The name Song Sparrow was given to this species of birds in recognition
of the fact that these birds sing as many as 20 different tunes with
as many as 1,000 improvised variations on the basic theme.