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

 
Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington ...

Image, 2010, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2010, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sage Sparrow, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Along LaFramboise Road. Image taken February 14, 2010. Canon Rebel T1i, 300mm.


According to birding record-compilers (February 2010), this particular individual is only the 2nd of its species ever confirmed in Clark County, the first being the Sage Sparrow which showed up at Ridgefield NWR last February.


Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2009, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
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Sage Sparrow, youngster. Overcast and rainy, occasional sun breaks. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 25, 2009.

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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Sage Sparrow images


According to birding record-compilers (February 2009), this bird is the 1st of its species ever confirmed in Clark County.



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