Song Sparrow

How is a Song Sparrow distinguished from other sparrows?

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Look for a necklace-like, small, dark, central spot on the breast as a distinguishing feature on mature Song Sparrows; juveniles are without the dark spot. Within two months of hatching, juveniles begin to sing some of the variety of melodies they will have in their repertoires as adult birds.

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Collectively known as a “flock”, “choir”, or a “chorus” of sparrows.