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

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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 16 Jan. 2021.

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