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WEC260: Florida's Introduced Birds: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Figure 4. Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina, shown here) and Field Sparrows (S. pusilla, not shown) are found in the Florida panhandle and the northern half of the peninsula, and are occasionally seen in urbanized areas. Chipping Sparrows can be identified by the bold, dark stripes through their eyes and their rust red caps (shown here) during the breeding season. Field Sparrows have a much less distinctive eyestripe, and their bills and legs are pinkish.

Credit: John D. Wilson,, 2008