BIRD OF THE WEEK — SWAMP SPARROW — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Melospiza georgiana 
POPULATION: 22 million
TREND: Increasing 
HABITAT: Breeds in freshwater wetlands; during migration and in winter found in brushy habitats near water.

The Swamp Sparrow, like the Song Sparrow, is often dismissed as a “little brown job.” But a closer look reveals a bird richly colored in earthy tones of russet, brown, and cool gray, set off by a white throat and reddish cap.

Swamp Sparrows can be found throughout the eastern United States and boreal Canada, preferring marshes with tall vegetation and scattered shrubs.

This bird is a short-distance migrant, only moving as far south as central Mexico, with much of the population wintering in the southeastern United States.

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