Forbush's sparrow

For·​bush's sparrow | \ ˈfȯrˌbu̇shə̇z-, -bəsh- \

Definition of Forbush's sparrow

: a sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii gracilis) of the Pacific coast closely related to the Lincoln's sparrow but browner

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History and Etymology for Forbush's sparrow

after Edward H. Forbush †1929 American ornithologist

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“Forbush's sparrow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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