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Nature’s identification lessons never end

May 21, 2011
By GARRY BRANDENBURG

There are sparrows and there are sparrows. If one was to examine in detail all the forms and color variations of birds we lump into the sparrow category, at least 32 potential types can be found in North America alone. For us Iowans, the number is much smaller coming in at about twelve or so. On this list are sparrows called Grasshopper, Eastern Vesper, Eastern Lark, Tree, Eastern Chipping, Field, Harris's, White-Crowned, White-Throated, Eastern Fox, Henslow's, Savannah and Song.

 
 

 

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