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Can You Identify These Sparrows? Take Our ID Quiz!

Are you intimidated by sparrows? Do you take a quick look at one and write it off as an unidentifiable LBJ (little brown job)? If so, this quiz may calm your fears and help you learn to distinguish sparrow species. Or if you’re already skilled at sparrow ID, here’s a chance to test your mettle! Admittedly, sparrow ID can be tricky. Regional variation in species means that some sparrows shown here might look different from the same species in your neighborhood. All of the species included here are found widely across North America at some time of the year. Many of the species in this quiz breed in the North and winter in the South. Some of these sparrows are year-round residents where they occur.
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