Ipswich sparrow


Definition of Ipswich sparrow

: a sparrow (Passerculus princeps) similar to the Savannah sparrow but larger and paler that breeds on Sable island off the coast of Nova Scotia and migrates south along the Atlantic coast to Georgia

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History and Etymology for Ipswich sparrow

from Ipswich, town in northeastern Massachusetts where it was observed

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“Ipswich sparrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ipswich%20sparrow. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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