Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow
Melospiza melodia

Size: 5-6"

Male: Common brown sparrow with heavy dark streaks on breast coalescing into a central dark spot.

Female: Same as male.

Juvenile: Similar to adult, finely streaked chest without central spot.

Nest: Female builds cup nest. Two broods per year.

Eggs: 3-4; pale blue to green with reddish brown markings

Incubation: 12-14 days; female incubates

Fledging: 9-12 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The Song Sparrow can be found in St. Charles County year round.

Food: Seeds, insects, and may rarely come to seed feeders.

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