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Savannah sparrow

a North American sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis, having brown and white plumage with a yellow stripe over each eye.
Origin of Savannah sparrow
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In general habits and nesting, it resembles the Savannah sparrow, of which indeed, it is doubtless an island representative.

    What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman
  • This a large and pale colored form of the common Savannah sparrow.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • This species is larger and paler colored, but very similar to the more common and better known Savannah sparrow.

    Bird Guide: Land Birds East of the Rockies Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed
  • Four tree sparrows, one Savannah sparrow and three species of small mammals also were taken from this marsh.

  • It was the Savannah sparrow, which I had seen every year in migration, but had never before heard sing.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • Slightly darker and brighter than the eastern Savannah sparrow and with a more slender bill.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • Similar to the Savannah sparrow but paler and grayer, without yellow lores and a larger and stouter bill.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed

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