Song Sparrows to overwinter in mid-Michigan. They look like fluttering leaves, but make up for their less than dazzling plumage with their beautiful song. The scientific name Melodia means "melody" in Greek. Click here to hear the song.
A medium-sized sparrow,
their most distinctive
features are the dark feathers under the bill that look like mutton
chops and the dark brown spot of feathers over their heart. They also
have heavily streaked gray-brown backs, a dull white belly and a chest
that is streaked with brown feathers. Their head has a brown crown with
paler median stripe, a pale gray eyebrow and a white chin.
Sunflower seeds, millet, safflower, peanuts and peanut butter suet are some of the most popular foods that attract Song Sparrows to tray or ground bird feeders. You’ll also see them along with juncos scratching for grass seeds or insects in leaf litter and pine needles.
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