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chipping sparrow

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noun
a small, North American sparrow, Spizella passerina, common in urban areas.
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Origin of chipping sparrow

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; chip2 + -ing2

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chipping sparrow

noun
a common North American sparrow, Spizella passerina, having brown-and-grey plumage and a white eye stripe
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