Besides the spot on it's breast, another good identifyer for Tree Sparrows
is the two-tone bill. The upper bill is dark, while the lower bill is
yellow. Chipping Sparrow bills are all one color.
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From: "Chris & Julia" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 11:27 AM
Subject: [Norton AntiSpam] Re: [VTBIRD] CHSP
> My email on VT Bird was in response to others
> reporting chipping sparrows. I do not feel
> comfortable absolutely confirming this for a few
> reasons. I did not ID a central dark spot which I
> searched for as I though tit was a tree sparrow.
> Without the central spot, chipping sparrow could
> be the only option. However, the bird was a bit
> too red for me to positively ID it as a chipping
> sparrow which does not belong here this time of
> year. I have been looking for him again today and
> will try to get a photo.
> I'll keep in touch, Julia