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Cape Sable seaside sparrow

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noun
  1. See under seaside sparrow.

Origin of Cape Sable seaside sparrow

after Cape Sable, the SW tip of Florida, where the subspecies was discovered in 1918

seaside sparrow

noun
  1. a species of sparrow, Ammospiza maritima, existing in two subspecies, one (Cape Sable seaside sparrow) having dark olive-drab plumage with a lighter breast and underbelly, and the other (dusky seaside sparrow) having bold black and white markings on the breast and underbelly: the dusky seaside sparrow is almost extinct.
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