Lincoln's sparrow

variants: or less commonly Lincoln's finch

Definition of Lincoln's sparrow

: a small North American sparrow (Melospiza lincolni) similar to the song sparrow but having a buff band on the breast

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History and Etymology for Lincoln's sparrow

after Thomas Lincoln †1883 friend of Audubon (who named it)

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“Lincoln's sparrow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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