Photo by devra: Could this bird be any cuter? I double-checked to make sure I had the identification right. I'm pretty sure, now, this is a fox sparrow.
The overall reddish brown appearance of the Fox Sparrow inspired taxonomists to name it after a red fox. Fox Sparrows are generally rust-brown above with a mix of rust and gray
on the head, and heavy brownish splotches on the flanks and the center
of the chest. The bill can range from yellowish to dark gray.
Sparrows that nest across northern Canada and Alaska, migrate at night to the southeastern United
States. On their way they south they stop for a couple weeks in Michigan in mid-October.
Fox Sparrows spend a lot of time on the ground, using their sturdy legs
to kick away leaf litter in search of insects and seeds. They rarely
venture far from cover, and they frequently associate with other
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