Field Sparrow Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
General Information
- Pink, conical bill
- Rusty crown and eyeline (behind eye)
- White eye ring
- Gray (Summer) or buff (Winter) face
- Buffy breast
- White belly and undertail coverts
- Tan back with dark streaks
- Brown wings with wing bars
- Slim, forked tail
- Sexes similar
- Juvenile plumage (Summer) similar to adult but duller
  with streaked breast

Similar species
The pink bill, rusty crown, and white eye ring of the Field Sparrow are distinctive.
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