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Common Name:Sparrow, Chipping
Scientific Name:Spizella passerina
Area:Salemtowne - Salem, Oregon
Date:May 3, 2014

The adult Chipping Sparrow is identified by the chestnut or rufus crown, followed by a white eyebrow, with a black line extending through the eye. The juvenile, as shown in the lower photo is much harder to distinguish.

Elkton, Oregon - - - April 30, 2012

Collier Memorial State Park, Oregon - - - August 23, 2012

Reference:Birds of the Willamette Valley Region by Nehls, Aversa, & Opperman