bell sparrow

noun, often capitalized B
variants: or bell's sparrow

Definition of bell sparrow

: a California desert sparrow (Amphispiza belli belli) that is brownish gray above and white below with a black tail and yellowish wing margins

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History and Etymology for bell sparrow

after J.G. Bell †1889 American physician and ornithologist

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“Bell sparrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bell%20sparrow. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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