lark sparrow


Definition of lark sparrow

: a sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) that is abundant in the Mississippi valley, is streaked above and white below with the head varied with black, grayish white, and chestnut, and is represented in the western U.S. by a paler bird which forms a distinct subspecies (C. grammacus strigatus)

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“Lark sparrow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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