Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia - Bruant chanteur

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Emberizidés

  • Genus
    :

    Melospiza

  • Species
    :

    melodia

Descriptor

Wilson, A, 1810

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 17 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 18 à 24 cm.
  • Weight
    : 12 à 53 g
Longevity

11 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family.

Subspecific information 24 Subspecies

  • Melospiza melodia maxima (w Aleutian Is.)
  • Melospiza melodia sanaka (e Aleutians and tip of Alaskan Pen.)
  • Melospiza melodia insignis (Kodiak Is. and e Alaskan Pen.)
  • Melospiza melodia kenaiensis (coastal s Alaska)
  • Melospiza melodia caurina (coastal se Alaska)
  • Melospiza melodia rufina (islands off se Alaska and w Canada)
  • Melospiza melodia merrilli (e British Columbia. sw Canada. to se Washington, ne California and n Nevada (nw USA))
  • Melospiza melodia morphna (c and sw British Columbia. sw Canada. to nw Oregon (nw USA))
  • Melospiza melodia cleonensis (sw Oregon and nw California. w USA.)
  • Melospiza melodia gouldii (c coast of California. except San Francisco Bay. , Santa Cruz Is.)
  • Melospiza melodia samuelsis (San Pablo Bay and n San Francisco Bay. c coast of California in w USA.)
  • Melospiza melodia maxillaris (Suisan Bay. c coast of California in w USA.)
  • Melospiza melodia pusillula (s San Francisco Bay. c coast of California in w USA.)
  • Melospiza melodia graminea (Channel Is.. off sw California in w USA. and Los Coronados Is. (off nw Mexico))
  • Melospiza melodia heermanni (c and sw California, n Baja California. nw Mexico.)
  • Melospiza melodia rivularis (s Baja California. nw Mexico.)
  • Melospiza melodia fallax (s Nevada, s Utah, Arizona and nw Mexico)
  • Melospiza melodia goldmani (nw to wc Mexico)
  • Melospiza melodia mexicana (sc Mexico)
  • Melospiza melodia villai (c Mexico)
  • Melospiza melodia adusta (wc Mexico)
  • Melospiza melodia montana (wc USA)
  • Melospiza melodia melodia (sc and se Canada to se USA. except Atlantic coast.)
  • Melospiza melodia atlantica (coastal ec USA)

Foreign names

  • Bruant chanteur,
  • Gorrión Cantor,
  • Tico-tico-musical,
  • Singammer,
  • énekes verébsármány,
  • Zanggors,
  • Passero canterino,
  • Sångsparv,
  • Sangspurv,
  • strnádlik spevavý,
  • strnadec zpěvný,
  • Sangspurv,
  • laulusirkku,
  • sit melòdic,
  • Ómtittlingur,
  • pasówka śpiewna,
  • dziedātājzvirbulis,
  • pojoči vrabonad,
  • Певчая овсянка,
  • ウタスズメ,
  • 歌带鹀,
  • 歌帶鵐,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Shrubland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Intertidal : Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Rural Gardens

Geographic range

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