savannah sparrow, reifel bird sanctuary

The Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) is a small American sparrow. It is the only widely accepted member of the genus Passerculus. Recent comparison of mtDNA NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 and 3 sequences indicates that the Ipswich Sparrow, formerly usually considered a good species (as Passerculus princeps), is a well-marked subspecies of the Savannah Sparrow, whereas the southwestern subspecies should be recognized as distinct species Large-billed Sparrow (Passerculus rostratus).

It is named after Savannah, Georgia where one of the first specimens of this bird was collected.

This passerine bird breeds in Alaska, Canada, northern, central and Pacific coastal USA, Mexico and Guatemala. The Pacific and Mexican breeders are resident, but other populations are migratory, wintering from the southern United States to northern South America. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

Direction Walk 0.08 km or 1 mins north west from last photo
Info F 8.0 1/80 ISO 100 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Date 2008:05:17 16:02:13 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 2135
Height 1601 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 300.0 mm Exposure 1/80
F Number 8.0 ISO 100
White Bal. Auto Metering Multi-segment
Program Aperture-priority AE Compensation 0
Hyperfocal 605.95 m Latitude 49.097
Longitude -123.185666666667 Altitude 5.424560547 m
File Size 668 kB
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