Bachman's sparrow

Bach·​man's sparrow | \ ˈbäkmənz- \
variants: or less commonly Bachman sparrow \ -​ən-​ \

Definition of Bachman's sparrow

: a sparrow (Aimophila aestivalis bachmani) of the central and southern U.S. that is reddish brown above and white below with the breast and sides washed with warm light brown

First Known Use of Bachman's sparrow

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bachman's sparrow

after John Bachman †1874 American Luthern clergyman and naturalist

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“Bachman's sparrow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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