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A small sparrow common throughout most of North America.
- ‘Semipalmated sandpipers, savannah sparrows, white-crowned sparrows, and Lapland longspurs were all abundant, especially along the overgrown edges of ditches amongst the houses.’
- ‘The town had fewest species, but many of these showed larger numbers here than in the other ecosystems, e.g., semipalmated sandpipers, horned larks, savannah sparrows, white-crowned sparrows, and Lapland longspurs.’
- ‘Wheelwright and Mauck found that first-time breeding savannah sparrows settled farther from their natal site if it was still occupied by the parent of opposite sex.’
- ‘I found two separate indigo bunting territories, heard a rose-breasted grosbeak singing in the distance as well as the song of a savannah sparrow in a nearby field.’
savannah sparrow/səˈvanə ˌsperō/
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