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"Clay-colored Sparrow"
Clay-colored Sparrow:    Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "Sparrow is based on the Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'flutterer'."

 
Troutdale, Oregon ...

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Clay-colored Sparrow, Troutdale, Oregon. Swigert Road. Overcast warm spring day. Image taken April 9, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Clay-colored Sparrow, Troutdale, Oregon. Swigert Road. Overcast warm spring day. Image taken April 9, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Rock Creek, Stevenson, Washington ...

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Clay-colored Sparrow, Rock Creek, Stevenson, Washington. Image taken November 2, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


According to Wilson Cady (November 2010), Skamania County birder and record compiler, this particular individual is apparently only the 2nd of its species ever confirmed in the county.



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