Lincoln's sparrow


variants or less commonly Lincoln's finch
: a small North American sparrow (Melospiza lincolni) similar to the song sparrow but having a buff band on the breast

Word History


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

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“Lincoln's sparrow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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