- a common finch, Pooecetes gramineus, of fields and pastures in North America, noted for its evening song.
Origin of vesper sparrow
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
Also called grass finch.
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Examples from the Web for vesper sparrow
And when you go home tired after sundown, vesper-sparrow will tell you how grateful we are.
One of the foremost birds in the spring movement is the grass-finch (vesper-sparrow or bay-winged bunting).
In one of the stumpy fields I saw an old favorite in the grass-finch or vesper-sparrow.
As they fly up, they show two or three white quills in the tail like the vesper-sparrow.