Song Sparrow

How is a Song Sparrow distinguished from other sparrows?


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.


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