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Cape Sable seaside sparrow

noun
  1. See under seaside sparrow.
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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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