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seaside sparrow

[ see-sahyd spar-oh ]
/ ˈsiˌsaɪd ˌspær oʊ /
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noun

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, or dusky sparrow ) having bold black and white markings on the breast and underbelly: the dusky seaside sparrow is almost extinct.

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